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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9:44 PM, 11 Dec

Union Minister Rameswar Teli's House in Assam's Duliajan Attacked by Protesters

The house of Union minister Rameswar Teli in Assam's Duliajan was attacked by anti-Citizenship Bill protesters on Wednesday night, officials said.

They said properties were damaged at the minister's house at Duliajan in Dibrugarh district, without giving further details, reported PTI.

The Union minister of state for food processing industries represents Dibrugarh in Lok Sabha.

12:30 AM, 12 Dec
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Stones Pelted at House of Assam CM Amidst Protests Against Citizenship Bill

Stones were pelted at the house of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in Dibrugarh on Wednesday night amidst largescale protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha said stones were thrown at the house of the chief minister in the Lakhinagar area, reported PTI.

3:35 AM, 12 Dec

Union Muslim League to File Writ Petition Against CAB

The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) will file a writ petition against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 in the Supreme Court today, news agency ANI reported.

4:20 AM, 12 Dec

CAB Attempt to Reduce Muslims Into Second Class Citizens in India: Lawmaker

India's Citizenship Amendment Bill is an attempt to reduce minority Muslims into second class citizens, a Muslim-American Congressman has said as the contentious bill got the clearance from both the houses of the Indian parliament.

The contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, was passed by Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Lok Sabha cleared the Bill on Monday.


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