Moments after Union home minister Amit Shah introduced the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha, situation turned volatile in Assam on Wednesday.
While several anti-CAB protesters were injured in Dibrugarh when security forces fired rubber bullets on protestors in Bokel area of the town, police lathi-charged on students of different colleges on GS road in Guwahati.
A reporter of a local television channel and a girl seriously injured in the rubber bullet firing. The duo have been admitted to hospital. The reporter has been identified as Ratul Gohain.
Hundreds of students from Cotton University and other colleges of the city marched to Dispur to register their protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
The students clashed with security forces when the police tried to stop them on GS Road at ABC area of the City.
Police subsequently resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the students and the protesters ran in multiple directions to the police action.
After sometime they re-grouped on GS Road and staged a sit-in on the road, bring the traffic to a total halt on the road.
The students of the College of Veterinary Science staged road black at Khanapara in protest to vent their anger against CAB.
In Dibrugarh, police fired rubber bullets when protesters pelted stones at the security forces.
The protesters staged blockade on NH 37 at Bokel Tiniali and burnt tyres on the road for hours.
Army was deployed at Bokel to bring the situation under control situation.