Citizenship Bill Stir: Tripura Govt Suspends Internet for 48 Hrs

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Updated17 Dec 2019, 02:27 PM IST
Politics
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The government of Tripura suspended mobile internet and SMS services in the state for 48 hours, following reports of clashes over the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will not be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday and is likely to be introduced on Wednesday, media reports indicated.

Meanwhile, protests against the Bill are being witnessed, with an 11-hour Northeast bandh called by an umbrella body of students’ organisations beginning at 5 am on Tuesday.

Catch all the live updates on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill here.

Snapshot
  • Pakistan has condemned the bill, saying it is “premised on a falsehood and is in complete violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”
  • Amit Shah said the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has the “endorsement of 130 crore Indian citizens”
  • The Bill says such refugees will be given Indian citizenship after residing in India for five years (six years in CAB 2016), instead of 11 years earlier
  • Anti-CAB protests have been going on in Assam, Manipur, Delhi and West Bengal for the last several days
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“It (voting in the favour) is in the interest of the nation,” said Sawant.

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Anti-CAB Bandh: Agitators Set Market on Fire in Tripura

Agitators participating in a bandh called by NESO against the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha set a market, where shops were owned mostly by non-tribals, on fire in Tripura's Dhalai district on Tuesday, police said.

However, no one was injured in the incident and the blaze at Manughat market was doused, a senior police officer said.

The government of Tripura suspended mobile internet and SMS services in the state for 48 hours, following reports of clashes over the Citizenship Amendment Bill.


Published: 08 Dec 2019, 03:49 PM IST