New Delhi/ Guwahati
The Citizenship ( Amendment) Bill has been passed in the Rajya Sabha by 125 votes to 105. It had been passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
CAB passed in Rajya Sabha with 125 votes. Shiv Sena MPs are not present in the Rajya Sabha during the voting for the Citizenship Amendment Bill ( CAB ).
On the other hand an indefinite curfew was imposed in Guwahati and mobile internet services were suspended in 10 districts of Assam today as thousands of protesters opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill or CAB took to the streets, clashing with policemen and plunging the state into chaos of a magnitude unseen since the violent six-year movement by students that ended with the signing of the Assam accord in 1985.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was among those stuck at the Guwahati Airport on Wednesday amid massive protests over the CAB that was passed by the Rajya Sabha two days after it was cleared by the Lok Sabha. Mr Sonowal’s security, however, managed to take the Chief Minister to his residence through the city, parts of which resembled a warzone.