Anti-CAB protestors attacked the vehicle of newly-appointed Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta in Guwahati on Thursday.

According to reports, the vehicle of the director general of police of the state was attacked by pelting stones at Christian Basti area on GS Road in the city.

The situation has remained tense in the city with several incidents of violence being reported from various parts since Wednesday.

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The people in the city along with other parts of the state have vehemently opposed the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), 2019, which was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday night.

The bill was passed in the Lok Sabha earlier on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

The bill seeks to grant Indian citizenship to persons belonging to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have migrated to India after facing persecution on grounds of religion in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh if they fulfil conditions for grant of citizenship.

Meanwhile, DGP Mahanta has reacted to the massive protests being staged by the people of the state against the CAB.

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Mahanta has appealed to the people to stage only democratic agitation and said the attack on the police is not a good sign.

He also said, “As the police are working to maintain law and order situation, they should not be attacked by the protestors.”

Stating that the young brothers and sisters of Assam should maintain restraint, Mahanta said they should not destroy public property.

As per reports, following the attack, the Assam DGP had to return to the police headquarters.

Despite curfew being clamped in the city, people continue to stage protests.

The Army has also been deployed to tackle the deteriorating law and order situation.


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