Tinsukia: Protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 turned violent in parts of upper Assam on Wednesday. Curfew has been imposed in Dibrugarh since 11.20 pm.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday night with 125 votes in favour of the Bill after intense debate and consideration. The Bill is now only one step away from becoming law.
The RSS office in Dibrugarh was set on fire on Wednesday night, it has now has been doused off. Four motorcycles and other properties were also set on fire.
Stones were pelted on MLA Prashanta Phukan’s house and chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s residence in Dibrugarh.
Chabua railway station and Panitola railway station were also set on fire.
In Tinsukia, traffic booths and road signages were vandalised.
Speaking with EastMojo, superintendent of Tinsukia police Shiladitya Chetia said, “Army has been called and put on stand-by.”
Also, unidentified civilians fired on security forces in Duliajan. The Duliajan OC and one CRPF jawan were injured and evacuated by the army.
At least 20 ASTC buses parked at Chowkidinghee ASTC bus stand were damaged, their glass was broken. Also, one bus was set on fire.