The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill or CAB was passed in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday around 9 pm and after that, a fresh wave of protests began in random areas of Guwahati.
For almost two hours, various streets of the city were blocked by the protesters as slogans against the BJP-led Assam government continued to grow louder and louder.
There were reports that protesters headed towards the residences of Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and education minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya, however, they were pushed back by the army.
In several areas like Last Gate, Survey, Hatigaon, Khanapara, GS Road, Silpukhuri, Zoo Road and Rupnagar, protesters came out on the streets and burnt tyres.
Hundreds of vehicles were stranded for almost three hours and the traffic was later cleared by the Army.
In some places, clashes broke out between protesters and the Army.
The army had to resort to firing in the air to disperse the agitating crowd.
There were reports of one person being injured during firing in Silpukhuri area of the city.
Cotton University students also continued their protests against the contentious bill till late Wednesday night.