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Amit Shah’s Shillong Visit Cancelled Amid Citizenship Act Protests

Amit Shah's Shillong Visit Cancelled Amid Citizenship Act Protests

Amit Shah will now be in Jharkhand tomorrow and on Monday

New Delhi:

Dwelling Minister Amit Shah’s go to to Shillong, Meghalaya, on Sunday, has been cancelled, sources within the Dwelling Ministry have stated, amid raging protests over the Citizenship Act. He can even not go to Arunachal Pradesh on Monday.

Amit Shah was scheduled to go to the North-East Police Academy in Shillong for the passing out parade. The following day, he was supposed to go to Tawang for a pageant.

In response to sources, the Dwelling Minister will go to Jharkhand on Saturday and Monday to marketing campaign for ongoing elections.

Northeastern states have been engulfed in violent protests over the Citizenship (Modification) Act, 2019, which allows Indian citizenship for non-Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who entered India earlier than 2015.

In escalating violence, the police used tear fuel and lathi-charge on protesters who reportedly threw stones at them.

Cellular web companies have been suspended throughout Meghalaya for the following 48 hours.

Two folks had been killed in police firing in Assam on Thursday, the place hundreds of protesters defied curfew. The military has been patrolling districts throughout Assam.

The citizenship act says Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian refugees can apply for Indian citizenship after dwelling in India for 5 years as a substitute of 11 years earlier.

Northeastern states worry the legislation will result in legitimizing of immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh and alter the demographics of the area.

Amid the protests, three excessive profile visits have been cancelled. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was to attend a summit in Assam’s Guwahati subsequent week, has cancelled his go to. Two Bangladesh ministers have additionally referred to as off their go to.

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