In Photos – Northeast Boils Over Anti-CAB Protests, Army Deployed

In Photos: Northeast Boils Over Anti-CAB Protests, Army Deployed

Protestors raise slogans as they take part in a demonstrationduring curfew, at GS Road in Guwahati on Thursday.

Agitations in northeast India against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill continued for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday, 12 December, with various parties and NGOs urged the government to “respect the sentiments of the people of the region”.

The Indian Army, deployed in Tripura, was on standby in Assam, the epicentre of anti-CAB protests, as several parts of the restive region plunged into chaos.

An army spokesperson said in Shillong that one column each have been deployed in Kanchanpur and Manu in Tripura, while another was asked to be prepared for any eventuality in Bongaigaon and Dibrugarh in Assam.

 Protestors gather to defy the curfew at Latasil Ground in Guwahati on Thursday.

A woman is assisted after a fall as police personnel clash with agitators in Guwahati on Thursday.

A police personnel extinguishes a burning tyre left by a protestor in Agartala on Thursday.

Police attempt to disperse protestor in Guwahati on Thursday.

Tinsukia: College students along with locals burn tyres during their protest strike against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

Tens of thousands of protesters against CAB descended on the streets of Assam, clashing with police and plunging the state into chaos of a magnitude unseen since the violent 6-year movement by students that ended with the signing of the Assam accord.

Though no party or student body has called a shutdown, protesters, a majority of them students, fought pitched battles with security forces in the restive state, including in front of the secretariat, the seat of the BJP government.

Police fired tear gas shells and baton-charged protesters, who fought back.

Indian protesters vandalise a fire engine during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Guwahati.

All Assam Students Union (AASU) Chief Advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya along with artists and others raises slogans.Protestors raise slogans as they take part in a demonstrationduring curfew, at GS Road in Guwahati on Thursday.

Policemen detain a protestor demonstrating against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Guwahati.

In Jorhat and Dibrugarh cities, all shops are closed and vehicles off the roads. People have blocked roads and rail tracks at various places in the two districts.

In Lakwa town of Sivasagar, a huge motorcycle rally was brought out.

A policeman tries to douse a fire set by protestors against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Guwahati.

Police use water cannon to disperse protestors gathered against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Guwahati.

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