Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill have reached a fever-pitch in Assam, with hundreds upon hundreds of protesters reaching capital city Dispur to raise their collective voices against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
To ensure that the law and order situation does not spiral out of control, scores of security personnel have been posted on the streets. Speaking to Inside Northeast, local police have confirmed that more than a thousand police personnel could have been deployed on the streets. "There are so many (police) force personnel deployed here...its hard to say how many." Upon being asked whether there are more than a thousand security personnel being deployed, he said, "possibly".
It may be mentioned here that the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) spearheaded protests in Dispur against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill today. Staging a massive demonstration against the Bill, and raised slogans against the ruling BJP administration and the Assam CM, Sarbananda Sonowal.
The Bill, which is set to be tabulated in the Parliament within this week, has caused a situation of hue-and-cry across the Northeast Indian states, with many student organizations and indigenous bodies across the region staging protests against the Bill in many corners of the State. However, it has been reported that the Union Home Ministry has steeled its resolve to pass the Bill at any cost.
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