The death toll in police firing on protesters against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) rose to four in Guwahati.
Both the persons died due to police firing which took place during violent clashes between protesters and security personnel in Guwahati last week.
Around 26 protesters have received injuries of various kinds, including bullet injuries, and are presently undergoing treatment, Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta told media.
Mahanta informed that 136 cases have been registered so far and 190 protesters have been arrested in Assam. The Assam police also detained over 3000 people for creating a ruckus and damaging public property.
The authorities lifted curfew in Guwahati on December 17th, 2019 and restored broadband services in entire Assam as the situation improved after days of protest.
Assam Police, on December 17th, 2019 via a tweet, confirmed that the situation has improved immensely in the state. The police also thanked the public ‘for following the spirit of the law’.
Assam is in the midst of chaos ever since protests over the amended Citizenship Bill erupted in various areas of the state. The situation slipped out of hand when the protests turned violent in Guwahati and Dibrugrah, forcing the administration to shutdown the internet and impose curfew in the state.