Bandh against CAB called off in Tripura

Demonstrators setup a bonfire on a street as they protest against the governments Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), in Guwahati on December 11, 2019. - Authorities in India's northeast called in troops on December 11 as demonstrators went on the rampage in protest at new citizenship legislation expected to pass the upper house, officials said. (Photo by Biju BORO / AFP)

In Tripura, the statewide bandh against the Citizenship Amendment Bill-2019 has been called off by the agitating tribal-based parties and organisations.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb appealed to all citizens to maintain peace and harmony in the state.

Also, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb held a meeting yesterday night with the leaders of the joint movement action against CAB (JMACAB) to withdraw the indefinite strike and seat in a table for dialogue.

JMACAB leader Ananta Debbarma told media that CM assured them of arranging talks with the Union Home Minister.

He said with the given assurance, the protesters called off the strike going on since 9th December that triggered sporadic violence and tension at some places.

Police said the situation is under control and presently limping back to normalcy.

Meanwhile, the 24-hour bandh called by Youth Congress going on peacefully. It has partially affected normal life in the state.

Vehicle movements were seen low and commercial establishments were partially affected. Government offices had low attendance. No untoward incident has been reported.

While the Tripura administration has extended shut down of internet service for another 24 hours for maintaining the law and order situation in the state.

State Youth Congress called the 24-hour bandh against police lathi charge in the city yesterday which took place while carrying out a torch rally in the city.

Meanwhile, a delegation from Tripura of Joint Movement Against Citizenship Amendment Bill met Home Minister Amit Shah and discussed their concerns over CAB.

They were assured by the Home Minister that their concerns would be addressed. After his assurance, they have called off their strike.

The Home Minister also had a meeting with Kirit Pradyot Deb Barman, head of Manikya Dynasty, the royal family of Tripura and Patal Kanya Jamatia, President of Tripura People’s Front.

Curfew has been imposed in several parts of Shillong in view of the deteriorating law and order situation.

District magistrate of East Khasi Hills district issued Order Under Section 144 Cr. PC from 10:00 pm onwards until further notice.

Our correspondent reports that Shillong witnessed large scale violence today. Vehicles were torched by miscreants.

For 48 hours SMS of all service provider and internet or data providers are banned according to the order issued by the Home Department, Government of Meghalaya.

Shillong is witnessing huge protest for the last many days against the implementation of Citizenship Amendment Bill.

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