Assam on fire as CAB passes RJ test: Flights Cancelled, Train Services Hit Internet Services were suspended

  Assam on fire as CAB passes RJ test: Flights Cancelled, Train Services Hit Internet Services were suspended

  • The passing of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill has led to widespread protests in the Northeast, especially in Assam and Tripura, despite assurances by political leaders. As the protests rage, three flights and 21 train services were cancelled keeping in mind the volatile situation in Assam.
  • National carrier Air India on Thursday cancelled a Kolkata-Dibugarh flight, while Vistara cancelled two flights to Guwahati and Dibrugarh. IndiGo too cancelled its flights to and from Dibrugarh while SpiceJet and GoAir announced a reschedule or cancellation fee waiver to all passengers travelling to/from Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Jorhat till December 13.
  • Despite being placed under an indefinite curfew, Assam has been on the edge over the bill which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who faced religious persecution there.
  • Internet services have been suspended in 10 districts of Assam, beginning 7pm on Wednesday, to prevent "misuse" of social media to disturb peace and tranquility and maintain law and order.

(With inputs from News 18)