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The shutdown called by North East Students’ Organization (NESO) against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has hit normal life in Tripura on Tuesday.

Students came out in large numbers in the morning on the roads of Agartala to impose the bandh.

A good number of students basically from indigenous background blocked the road near Radha Nagar motor stand.

This road connects civil secretariat with Agartala city.

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The ministers and officials take this route every day to the civil secretariat.

The students showed their protest in front of the state ministers.

The students shouted slogans against CAB and Amit Shah.

However, there was heavy security arrangement in the area.

First the police tried to persuade the students to clear the road.

However, when they were adamant, several student protestors were picked up by the police.

Protests also took place at different places across the State.

The indigenous parties and indigenous civil society leaders of Tripura formed a platform named as ‘Joint Movement against citizenship amendment Bill’ (JMACAB) to protest against the contentious bill.

This forum called indefinite period of strike which was started from Monday morning.

This strike also continued on Tuesday.

JMACAB leader Animesh Debbarma said they also don’t want strike for indefinite period, but the government should take the CAB matter seriously.

He said the government cannot make Tripura a dumping ground.

Meanwhile, Tripura government has rescheduled all the examinations which were to be held on Tuesday.

N F Railway has also cancelled six trains and four partially cancelled due to indefinite period of strike.


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