After the contentious Citizenship (Amendment Bill) 2019 got passed from the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, people in Northeast states have taken to roads to register their protest against the legislation. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in the Lok Sabha with 311-80 votes on Monday night, after more than seven hours of debate and discussions. While in the Rajya Sabha as many as 125 MPs voted in favour of the Bill in the Upper House and 99 against it. (Photo Credit: PTI)
Army has been deployed in Guwahati, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Jorhat districts in Assam as the protests spread. Thousands in Guwahati took to streets against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. (Photo Credit: PTI)
The protesters clashed with the police and set afire several government vehicles. It is being said that the magnitude of the protests is the same as the violent six-year movement that resulted in the signing of the Assam accord in 1985. (Photo Credit: PTI)
Protesters, a majority of them being students, fought pitched battles with security forces in the restive state, including in front of the secretariat. (Photo Credit: PTI)
Internet services are already suspended in the entire state of Tripura for 48 hours from 2 pm on Tuesday to thwart attempts by mischief mongers to disturb peace. (Photo Credit: PTI)
An indefinite curfew has been imposed in Guwahati and internet services has been suspended in 10 districts of Assam in a bid to curb communication between the protesters.