Normal life in Jorhat was paralysed for the fifth day on Friday due to protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), 2019 and night curfew was extended for the second day in Jorhat.

No untoward incident was reported from any part of the district.

Jitmol Doley, the new superintendent of police of Jorhat, assumed charge on Friday.

The district administration held a discussion with the traders’ bodies in Jorhat and shops will be opened from Saturday.

Three petrol pumps were opened on Friday under heavy security and four-wheelers were given 10 litres of fuel and the two-wheelers were provided two litres of petrol.

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Jorhat deputy commissioner Roshni Aparanji Korati assured the people that sufficient stock of essential commodities was there and that there is no need to panic.

The trucks carrying commodities which have remained stranded would be brought to Jorhat on Saturday under police protection.

Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi, who was arrested in Jorhat on Thursday, was produced before a judicial magistrate on Friday and sent to jail.

A flag march was conducted by the Army at Teok on Friday.

Traders at Teok in Jorhat district after discussion with the students and other organisations decided to open their shops from 3 to 5 pm on Friday and 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday.

Smita Bhattacharyya

Smita Bhattacharyya is Northeast Now Correspondent in Jorhat. She can be reached at: triptyaddy@gmail.com