Indefinite curfew imposed in India after violent clashes erupt over Citizen Amendment Bill 2019

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Indefinite curfew imposed in India after violent clashes erupt over Citizen Amendment Bill 2019

NEW DELHI - Indefinite curfew imposed in India after violent clashes erupt over Citizen Amendment Bill 2019.

Amid violent protests over Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 in Assam, an indefinite curfew was imposed in Guwahati on Wednesday evening. The curfew that was earlier imposed from 6.15 pm on Wednesday till 7 am on Thursday has now been extended till an indefinite period.

Guwahati police commissioner Deepak Kumar said, "Curfew has been imposed in Guwahati (Assam) since 6:15 pm today. It will remain imposed until normalcy is restored here."

The United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) has announced a shutdown in Assam on Thursday. A bus was torched by protesters, near Janta Bhawan in Dispur.

Two columns of Army which were on standby at Bongaigaon and Dibrugarh have been rushed to Guwahati after the situation escalated. Both the columns have been deployed in Guwahati.

The Bill seeks to give citizenship to refugees from the Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Zoroastrian communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.

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