New Delhi: Four people have died in Assam in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Police have said. Police say that the situation had become such that the police had to shoot. Assam Director General of Police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahant said, “Unfortunately, four people have died in the police action … The situation had become such that the police had to shoot, so that other people and property could be saved .. “The situation is now largely under control …”
At the same time the DGP reported, “136 cases have been registered so far, and 190 protesters have been arrested … These were not ordinary protestors protesting democratically, but were involved in violence, and some of the conspirators People have also been arrested, including some prominent leaders of various organizations.
On the other hand, amidst widespread protests in the Northeast against the law, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs postponed its official visit to Assam and Meghalaya indefinitely on Monday. “The schedule of the Shillong of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Home Affairs and the visit of Guwahati from December 18 to 21 is postponed,” an official statement said. The Parliamentary Committee visiting the two states is studying the Constitution (125th Amendment) Bill.
Meanwhile, the Assam government announced on Monday that the curfew imposed in Guwahati on December 11 will be lifted from 6 am on Tuesday. An official statement said that broadband Internet services that were shut down after violent demonstrations against the citizenship law would also be restored from Tuesday morning. This decision was taken in a review meeting of law and order chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.