Protests in several northeastern states, including Assam, Tripura, Nagaland, against the citizenship law continued on Sunday. Violent demonstrations took place in many parts of West Bengal. In Howrah-Murshidabad, protesters burnt buses, stations, shops and toll plazas. The crowd at Krishnapur station in Murshidabad district set fire to five empty trains. Rail tracks were broken at Lalgola station. In Suti in the district, protesters vandalized three government buses and set off passengers by forcibly setting them on fire. Police said hundreds of protesters blocked the Kona Expressway connecting Mumbai and Delhi Road to Kolkata and burnt around 30 public and private buses. Several buses were also set ablaze in Malda and Murshidabad. In Murshidabad district, the police had to lathi-charge as the situation was rampant in some areas.
Protests in several northeastern states, including Assam, Tripura, Nagaland, against the citizenship law continued on Sunday.
Internet service in Assam stalled
To prevent misuse of social media in Assam, internet services have been suspended till 16 December. In Guwahati from 7 am to 4 pm, while in Dibrugarh, it was relaxed from 8 am to 2 pm. Long queues were seen outside the shops. Petrol pumps have also been opened, where rows of vehicles were seen.
Employees will be on strike at 18
President of Sadow Assam Employees Council, Basab Kalitha said that not all employees of the state government will go to office on December 18. The All Assam Students Union (AASU), which is spearheading the agitation in the state, staged a protest along with the Asom Ethnic Youth Students Council and 30 other organizations of the natives. Senior intellectuals, students, teachers, artists, singers and many intellectuals attended it.
Trains start operating from Guwahati
A North Eastern Frontier Railway spokesperson said that all trains to Upper Assam districts were canceled in Guwahati, while all long-distance trains from Guwahati resumed their onward journey after the blockade was lifted at 5 pm She did it. However, 78 trains including eight express have to be canceled while 39 trains have been diverted. The railway administration is running several special trains to evacuate the stranded people.