New Delhi: Starting from burning public buses to clash with police, the massive protests in Assam and Tripura have taken a violent turn for the third consecutive day. In the wake of the protests, Internet services in 10 districts of Assam will be suspended for the next 24 hours. From 7 Pm on December 11 to 7 PM on December 12, people will in Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Charaideo, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Kamrup (Metro) and Kamrup districts of Assam will not be able to access the Internet.
In Assam, massive protests erupted in different parts of the state on Wednesday and it forced the security forces resorting to lathi-charge on agitators in Dispur, Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Jorhat to disperse the protesters.
As per latest updates, the house of Union Minister Rameswar Teli in Assam’s Duliajan was attacked by anti-Citizenship Bill protesters. Officials confirmed that the minister’s properties were damaged in the attack.
In the incident of clash with security forces, one person died in Assam, while another died in Tripura.
According to updates, at least 25 agitators, including women and some journalists and television crews, have been injured in the clashes.
Normal life in many parts of Assam was badly affected due to the agitations and cancellations of many trains and buses besides shutting down of shops and business establishments.
After unprecedented protests erupted in Guwahati, curfew was imposed in the town by the Kamrup district administration. The move taken after the protest against the CAB turned violent and as the agitators set ablaze some vehicles in the city.
As per updates, the curfew would continue until the situation improves. Meanwhile, the district administration has also urged the Indian Army to remain on standby in the town.
A contingent of central paramilitary and state security forces was deployed in Guwahati, state capital Dispur and other trouble-torn places in Assam.
On the other hand, the Army said one column has been deployed in General Area Kanchanpur while a second column has been deployed in General Area Manu, Tripura.
As per updates, 10 companies of the Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) have been moved back from Jammu and Kashmir to Assam in the wake of the protests.