Several Buses, Trains Cancelled and Burnt

constraining the delay of upcoming summit between India and Japan. The citizenship law, which was affirmed by the country’s Parliament makes religion a model for nationality for the first time. It makes Protest broke out for the third day in northeastern India over the country’s new citizenship law, an expedited way to citizenship for migrants who entered the nation illegally and belong to one of six religions, excluding Islam.

Opponents say the law is unfair and violates India’s Constitution. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has guarded the measure, which is constrained to migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, as an exertion to assist abused devout minorities from those Muslim-majority nations. In India’s northeast states that share borders with Bangladesh, Myanmar, and China, section of the charge started violent protests where 2 people are killed on Thursday and 25 injured by security forces, as per a senior police officer within the state of Assam. Police moreover detained more than 1,000 individuals over the state.

Protests moreover have spread over the nation. There were violence against the new law in New Delhi, Kolkata and Aligarh. The Jamia Millia Islamia on Saturday declared vacation till January 5 and cancelled all exams in the tense circumstance within the college due to students’ protest against the amended citizenship act.

Many people in the region see the law as a risk to their indigenous cultures and dialects since it permits migrants who arrived in India sometime recently 2014 to become citizens. In Assam, the region’s greatest state, tensions have existed for a long time between Assamese speakers and Bengali-speaking migrants who have crossed a border in Bangladesh.

Protests also erupted in other parts of Assam, as well as the states of Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. A few burned vehicles and threw stones. Flights were cancelled, a railway station was burnt and offices of political parties assaulted.

The distress provoked the cancellation of a three-day visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was planned to meet with Modi beginning Sunday in Guwahati, the biggest city in Assam. The governments said they would reschedule the assembly. The U.S. and British governments encouraged their citizens Friday to exercise caution for traveling to India’s northeast.

Several Trains Cancelled In the midst of Protests Over Citizenship Act

Incidents of violence reported from Murshidabad and North 24 Paraganas districts, and rural Howrah, police said.

In Howarh district’s Domjur region, the National Highway 6 was blocked as protestor set tyres on fire and stripped a few vehicles.

5 empty trains set on fire in Bengal’s Murshidabad area in the midst of protests over Citizenship Act    

The railway authorities on Saturday cancelled a few trains running through Odisha due to dissent against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Because of public tumult at different railway stations counting Sankrail, Maurigram, Bankra Nayabaj and Nalpur stations in Howrah-Kharagpur railway section of South Eastern Railway, numerous trains have been cancelled and controlled at distinctive railroad stations, said East Coast Railway (ECoR).

Police lathi-charged on dissents turned violent on West Bengal’s Kona Expressway.

The expressway, which interfaces Kolkata to NH 6, has been incidentally closed to dodge any untoward occurrence.

15 Buses were set on fire after de-boarding travellers in Howrah.

  • People from Assam, living in Mumbai, gathered at the Azad Maidan here on Saturday to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
  • The internet services will remain suspended in Assam till December 16 in 10 districts (Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh,Charaideo,Sivasagar,Jorhat,Golaghat, Kamrup (Metro) and Kamrup of Assam.
  • Road and rail blockades proceeded in several parts of West Bengal. Incidents of violence were detailed from Murshidabad and North 24 Paraganas areas and rural Howrah.

The National Highway 34 that interfaces north and south Bengal, was blocked in Murshidabad. A few other streets within the locale were too blocked.

  • In Howarh district’s Domjur range, the National Highway 6 was blocked as protesters set tyres on fire and vandalised many vehicles, the police said.

  • As violent protests against the amended Citizenship Act proceeded within the northeast, the United States and United Kingdom on Friday issued travel advisories inquiring their citizens to exercise caution while travelling.
  • But Modi’s second-in-command, Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah, has expressed that the new law could be antecedent to carrying out across the country registry of citizens. The registry would be carried out in Assam, where inhabitants were constrained to supply documents going back decades. About 2 million individuals were cleared off the ultimate list and hazard getting to be stateless or being deported.

Credits: ANI