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Protest in Guwahati amid curfew, flag march

Guwahati: India's passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (CAB) has led to large scale rioting and protests in Assam, not seen since heydays of militancy there.

The CAB Bill grants citizenship to Bangladeshi Hindus and others (minus Muslims) which Assamese fear will lead to them being demographically engulfed. Thus tweets the Editor of The Bhutanese Tenzing Lamsang.

Defying indefenite curfew, with no transportation in the city, thousands of marching on foot towards the Latashil ground, near head quater of the All Assam Students Union (AASU), where AASU advisor Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya and popular singer Zubeen Garg yeaterday apealed people to come.

The roads of the city look like burial grounds as protesters burning tyres, woods in hundreds of locations on the main roads, junctions yesterday evening.

Curfew has been imposed since yesterday evening in Guwahati.

Indian Army stages flag march with announement of curfew in loudspeaker. Administration urging people to go back home, stay inside..

Army and paramilitary forces patrolling the city with Assam Police.

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