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In Pictures: How Assam is protesting against CAB after Rajya Sabha passes the bill

Transport services to the region have been severely impacted and Several airlines too have cancelled flights in North East

Thousands of people across North East took to the streets in protest of the Citizenship Amendment Bill that was passed in parliament on Wednesday. The protests are happening across the states for more than 48 hours now. The army has been deployed in four areas of Assam as thousands protested clashed with policemen and plunged the state into chaos. Amid violent protests in the northeast, the contentious bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha last evening with 125 voting for and 105 against.

Transport services in the region have been severely impacted as all train services to Assam and neighbouring Tripura have been suspended following protests. Several airlines too have cancelled flights to Guwahati and Dibrugarh.

The Citizenship Amendment Bill which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan was passed by Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Lok Sabha cleared the Bill on Monday.

Here are some visuals of how the situation in the state looks currently:

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