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Assam: Curfew relaxed in Dibrugarh

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 December 2019, 9:29 IST

The district administration has relaxed the curfew in Assam's Dibrugarh Municipal Corporation area from 8 am to 1 pm as the region returns to normalcy following protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) that was passed by the Parliament earlier this week and has now become an act following President's nod.

The decision was taken keeping in mind the inconvenience faced by people in the area.

On Thursday, the suspension of mobile internet services in the state was extended for another 48 hours in 10 districts.

Earlier on Wednesday, Guwahati and Dibrugarh were brought under curfew till further orders in the wake of protests that intensified after the Bill was cleared by the Parliament on Wednesday.

Congress leader and Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Assam Legislative Assembly Debabrata Saikia requested Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami to convene a special session of the house to discuss the concerns of people of the state over the CAB.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has urged people to maintain peace and asserted that the Central government was committed to implementing Clause 6 of the Assam Accord to protect the state's cultural and linguistic identity.

Amid the unrest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the people of Assam that "no one can take away their rights, unique identity and beautiful culture".


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First published: 13 December 2019, 9:29 IST