CAB: Army carries out flag march in Guwahati


To maintain the law and order situation in the wake of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Bill protests, the Centre airlifted 5,000 paramilitary personnel to Assam. Also, two Army columns were deployed in Assam.

According to sources, two Army columns have been deployed in Guwahati city and are carrying out flag marches.

The government withdrew 20 companies (2,000 personnel) from Jammu and Kashmir where they were deployed to maintain peace before the BJP government’s decision to revoke Article 370. The remaining 30 companies were withdrawn from various other States.

The curfew in Guwahati, which was imposed at 6.15 pm, has been extended till the indefinite period, Assam Police Additional Director General (Law and Order) Mukesh Agrawal told media. On the other hand, the curfew in Dibrugarh was imposed on Wednesday night and will be in force till further orders, Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha said.

Meanwhile, the Northeast Frontier Railway on Wednesday cancelled many trains and rescheduled a few amid the anti-CAB protests. Also, the Gauhati University, Cotton University and Dibrugarh University postponed examinations scheduled for Wednesday.

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