To control the deteriorating law and order situation over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019, five columns of the Indian Army was on Thursday deployed to Assam as per the request made by the government of the state. Five columns, each consisting of 70 soldiers and one or two officers, were deployed in Assam. Guwahati has become an epicentre of the anti-CAB protests, prompting the Assam government to place the city under an indefinite curfew.
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