Anti-CAB protests: Northeast boils as Citizenship Bill gets President's nod, turns Act

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and by the Lok Sabha in midnight sitting little past on Monday.

Anti-CAB protests: Northeast boils as Citizenship Bill gets President's nod, turns Act
Anti-CAB protests: Northeast boils as Citizenship Bill gets President's nod, turns Act

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, got President Ram Nath Kovind's approval on Thursday night, clearing its way to become an Act while led the Northeast in anger and protests and demonstrations against it.

However, As per latest news the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 of 'Parliament received the assent of the President on December 12, 2019, and hereby published for general information.' while the Act comes into effect with its publication in the official website.

For the unaware, According to the Act, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014, and facing non secular ill-treatment there'll not be treated as ineligible immigrants but given Indian citizenship.

Meanwhile, it was on Monday, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and by the Lok Sabha at midnight sitting.

Meanwhile, the bill that seeks to supply Indian status to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists are fleeing persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian illegal migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, eligible for citizenship of India.

Meanwhile, state continuing to be in flames on weekday as anti-Citizenship amendment Bill protesters set afire the house of an MLA, torched vehicles and burnt down a circle workplace as the state government removed two key police officers including the Guwahati Police Commissioner.

Meanwhile, The Army conducted a flag march in Guwahati, while the authorities extended the suspension on internet services across the state for another 48 hours from 12 noon on Thursday, even as most airlines cancelled flights to and from Dibrugarh and Guwahati, and train movement was halted.

According to reports, 40 companies have so far been moved from Kashmir to the Northeast after the region boiled over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 while more than 100 companies of CRPF were deployed in Jammu and Kashmir before the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5. The thinning of security forces from Kashmir has started with the movement of CRPF companies to the Northeast.