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Will Seek President’s Rule in WB If Violence Continues: BJP

A curfew was imposed in Assam’s Guwahati and Dibrugarh on 11 December.

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Police personnel attempt to disperse protestors during a demonstration against the passing of Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) at Santragachi in Howrah district of West Bengal.
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Catch all the live updates on the protests against the amended Citizenship Act here.

Accusing ‘Bangladeshi Muslim infiltrators’ for being behind the ongoing mayhem and arson in several parts of West Bengal, BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha on Saturday, 14 December, said that the party will seek imposition of President’s Rule in the state if the situation continues.

Earlier on Saturday, portion of a railway station complex in West Bengal’s Howrah district was set on fire by a mob who also thrashed security personnel guarding it, reported PTI.

Massive protests erupted in Delhi and the Northeast against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Snapshot
  • Left parties will hold a nationwide protest against the new Citizenship Law on 19 December
  • Several buses, empty trains and part of a railway station were torched in West Bengal
  • Internet services across Assam will remain suspended till Monday, 16 December to maintain law and order
  • AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi has filed a petition before the Supreme Court challenging the Act, Lawyer Nizam Pasha has said
  • Aligarh Muslim University.
  • Jamia Millia Islamia University.
  • Chennai
  • Guwahati

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9:43 PM , 14 Dec

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9:27 PM , 14 Dec

BJP National Secy Accused Bangladeshi Migrants for the Ongoing Protests

BJP National Secretary Rahul Sinha accused the ‘Bangladeshi Muslim infiltrators’ for being behind the ongoing mayhem and arson in several parts of West Bengal and said that the party will seek imposition of President's Rule in state if situation continues.

9:10 PM , 14 Dec

Jamia Students Call off University Lockdown

A day after clashes broke out between students of Jamia University and Delhi police, the students have now called off the university lockdown, reported PTI.

According to the news agency, teachers, alumni and students will conduct peaceful protest against the new Citizenship law.

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9:02 PM , 14 Dec

Negligible Number of People to Benefit from Amended Citizenship Act: Sonowal

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said the number of people to be benefited by the amended Citizenship Act will be “very negligible”.

The exact number of those people will be disclosed at an appropriate time, he said and urged the people to maintain peace.

“The number of people who will apply (for citizenship under the amended Act) will be very negligible. We are running the government and we have the data. At an appropriate time, you will be able to know all these clearly,” Sonowal said in a video message.


Published: 12 Dec 2019, 8:42 AM IST
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