Guwahati/Dibrugarh: Assam appears to be limping back to normal after days of violent protests and unrest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 that left 6 dead and over 27 injured in Guwahati. Situation in Guwahati and Dibrugarh district is also slowly getting back to normal. Both these locations saw some of the worst violent protests in the history of the state.
Curfew was relaxed in Guwahati from 9am till 6pm on Sunday. It has been re-imposed till 7 pm on Monday. No protests or incidents of violence has been reported from any part of the city second day in a row. Guwahati has been under curfew since Wednesday. Internet services continue to be suspended for the fourth day. The internet suspension order was issued on Wednesday.
Residents of Guwahati were seen coming out to the markets and nearby ATMs. Much to the respite of the people of Guwahati who were facing a tough time as ATMs had gone dry, employees of a few banks decided to work on Sunday in an effort to provide services to the people during these critical times.
Civil society organisations, All Assam Student Union, the leading student body of the state, artists, personalities from the Assamese film industry continued with their peaceful protests. They took part in a public gathering at Chandmari ground of Guwahati on Sunday. AASU leadership and prominent film personalities once again appealed to the people of the state not to take law in hands and to carry out their demonstrations in a peaceful, democratic manner. No other protest or demonstration was seen in Guwahati on Sunday.
In Dibrugarh, curfew was relaxed for eight hours on Sunday. Curfew has been re-imposed till 8 am on Monday morning.
In Tinsukia, night curfew has been imposed from 4pm on Sunday till 5am on Monday.
There are no reports of violent activities from any of the districts during the last 24 hours.
Internet services would remain suspended till Monday in all the 10 districts — Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Charaideo, Lakhimpur, Tezpur, Tinsukia, Dhemaji, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Kamrup (metro) and Kamrup. Broadband services were available in certain locations of Upper Assam till late Saturday night but has been snapped since Sunday early morning. Broadband services in Guwahati has been shut since Thursday.