The Assam police on Wednesday baton-charged protestors on the streets of Guwahati and Dibrugarh who were demonstrating against the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Thousands of students from colleges in Guwahati and other parts of Assam clashed with the police.

The Army has been called in to quell the protests in Dibrugarh. It has also beendeployed in Tripura, which is under the grip of intense protests as well.

By evening, curfew had been imposed in Guwahati. Mobile internet was suspended in ten districts of Assam. Tripura had suspended mobile internet on Tuesday.

The protests have intensified since the Bill was tabled and then passed by the Lok Sabha on the night of December 9.

The North-East states observed a shutdown on December 10 to register their protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

The Assam police also used tear gas on protestors in Guwahati, news agency ANI reported.

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