Ns News Online Desk: Protest against the citizenship law has been going on in the northeastern states for 6 days. In Assam, curfew was relaxed from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday. However, Internet service will remain closed. All Assam Students Union (AJSU) announced the Satyagraha for 3 days. The Naga Students Federation (NSF) has called for a 6-hour shutdown on Saturday.Thousands of Muslims in Assam took out a rally on Friday in protest against the citizenship law. However, Delhi Police detained 42 students of Jamia Millia Islamia University.
In Assam curfew was relaxed from 9 am to 4 pm
The United States, Britain, and Israel have issued travel advisories for their citizens because of the ongoing protests in the Northeast. The US Advisory says that it has temporarily postponed the official visit to Assam.
The railway runs special train for passengers
Railways have run special trains for stranded tourists and travelers in Guwahati. These trains will transport passengers to other safe stations in the state, from where they will be able to leave for their home. Public Relations Officer of North-Eastern Frontier Railway gave this information. However, a special train was also run between Furkating and Dibrugarh on Friday.
The impact of protest on international events too
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting in Guwahati on December 15-16 has been postponed due to the fierce protests in the northeastern states. Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momin, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan. Also, canceled the visit to India.
Chief Minister of 5 states said – Laws will not enforce
Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Shillong canceled. He was to attend an event here on Sunday. Chief Minister of West Bengal, Punjab, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have said that they will not implement the citizenship law in their state. On this, a Central official told the news agency. However, states cannot refuse to implement the Central Law.
Went to Supreme Court against student organization and Trinamool law
The BJP will conduct awareness campaigns in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Guwahati, and Lucknow between 14-18 December on the Citizenship Amendment Act. Meanwhile, the student organization All Assam Students Union, which is leading the movement, has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the law. Samajjal Bhattacharya, the chief advisor of the organization, said that the BJP government betrayed the people of Assam. Trinamool MP Mahua Mitra has challenged the citizenship law in the Supreme Court.
Internet services still closed in Tripura-Meghalaya
The situation seems to improve in most parts of Tripura, but on Friday, the newly formed non-tribal union Bengali Oikaya Manch has announced a 48-hour shutdown. Also, telephone and Internet services banned here for the third day. There is a ban on mobile and internet service in Meghalaya too. However, things are still tense in Shillong.