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Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Over 2000 detained and 100 people arrested, says Assam government

Citizenship Amendment Act issue getting worst day by day, On Sunday Assam Actress Barsa Rani Baishya and other People protest in a rally against Citizen Amendment Act at AEI playground in Guwahati.



During the protest against Citizenship Amendment Act the Assam Government said that they had been arrested 100 people and detained 2000 in the act of violence during the protest. In the current situation curfew was relaxed in Guwahati and Shillong.

The officials said

Director-General of Police, Assam, Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said. Curfew would continue from dusk to dawn as would the suspension of mobile Internet and data services till Monday evening

“We have so far arrested 100 people and detained 2,000 more for involvement in violence [during December 12 and 13]. Videos are being analysed to get to the others,”

Deaths During Protest

Three died in police firing in Guwahati and Dibrugarh and One person died because of bullet wounds in Guwahati medical college. Also there was a live burning deaths one person each in Tinsukia and Darrang by mobs,

Ramendra Narayan Kalita said on Citizenship Amendment Act

“We have, after studying the Act and the situation in Assam, decided to challenge the Act in court,”

What is Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 of the Parliament of Indiaamended the Citizenship Act of 1955 providing a path to Indian citizenship for religious minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The intended religious minorities were explicitly listed asHindusSikhsBuddhistsJainsParsis and Christians, raising concerns that Muslims were being marginalised. The beneficiaries had to have entered India on or before 31 December 2014, and should have faced “religious persecution or fear of religious persecution” in their countries of origin. The Act also relaxed residence requirement for naturalisation from 11 years to 5 years for these migrants.

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