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Army Deployed In Dibrugarh amid Fierce Protests over Citizenship Bill

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Army has been deployed in Dibrugarh as protests over the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill are turning violent in different parts of Assam.

The army has been called out to assist the district administration to avert any untoward incident in the wake of the raging protests against the controversial legislation. The Bill has been tabled in the Rajya Sabha by Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday.

The Army has been called out at Lahoal in Dibrugarh district to assist the district administration officials. A Defense spokesperson said that Army is likely to stage a flag march.

Armed forces have also been deployed in Tripura as a debate continues in the Upper House over the contentious Bill today.

Internet and SMS services were suspended in Tripura for 48 hours owing to the ongoing protests.

Several students in Dibrugarh sustained injuries during the clash with police personnel. The injured protesting students were taken to the Assam Medical College.
Dibrugarh University on Wednesday postponed its examinations as several students took to the streets to take part in anti-CAB protests.

 

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