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CAB protests: Assam goes up in flames, people defy curfew

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​Assam rages over Citizenship Bill
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​Assam rages over Citizenship Bill

The army has been deployed in four areas of Assam as thousands of protesters opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill or CAB took to the streets last evening, clashing with policemen and plunging the state into chaos.

Amid violent protests in the northeast, the contentious bill passed parliament last evening after being cleared by the Rajya Sabha with 125 voting for it and 99 against.

Transport services to the region has been severely impacted as all train services to Assam and Tripura have been suspended following protests. Several airlines too have cancelled flights to Guwahati and Dibrugarh.

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In pic: Protesters burn hoardings and other materials during their march against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Guwahati.

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​Inflammable materials burnt
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​Inflammable materials burnt

Protesters burn inflammable materials on a road during their demonstration against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 in Guwahati.

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​A burnt bus
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​A burnt bus

A man walks past a burnt bus during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Guwahati.

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​Clash with the police
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​Clash with the police

Protesters clash with the police during their march against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Guwahati.

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​Teargas fired
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​Teargas fired

Police fire teargas shells to disperse protesters who became violent during their march against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Guwahati.

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​Taking shelter
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​Taking shelter

Media person and firefighters find shelter in front of a fire brigade vehicle as demonstrators vandalize it during a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, in Guwahati.

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​Burning tyres
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​Burning tyres

College students burn tyres during their protest strike against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Guwahati.

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