A deserted RG Baruah road in Guwahati on Thursday morning. Image: Northeast Now
A deserted RG Baruah road in Guwahati on Thursday morning. Image: Northeast Now

The Dibrugarh district administration in Assam relaxed the indefinite curfew on Friday for seven hours from 6 am to 1 pm, even though mobile internet services remained suspended.

The curfew imposed in Guwahati on Wednesday evening, however, has not been relaxed yet due to which the citizens are facing a lot of trouble.

Public transport has remained off-road and this has been causing a lot of fo trouble to the people.

From Friday, train services from Guwahati have al been suspended.

The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) along with artist fraternity of Assam and several members of citizen groups of Guwahati on Friday sat for a 10-hour hunger strike from 6 am to 4 pm at Assam Engineering Institute (AEI) playground in Chandmari area of the Guwahati.

The indefinite curfew was clamped Guwahati and Dibrugarh after the anti- Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA (then Citizenship (Amendment) Bill or CAB) turned violent in the city.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday midnight gave his assent to CAB, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday and by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, turning into an Act.

The CAA seeks to grant Indian citizenship to six non-Muslim refugees from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, who had come to India till March 31, 2014, and are facing religious persecution.

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