Mobile internet ban lifted in Assam

Mobile internet services resumed in Assam on Friday, ten days after it was suspended in view of violent protests over the new Citizenship Law.

Assuring people of Assam, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said there is no threat to identity or culture of people of the state. “We will always have the support of the people and will move forward with peace in the state,” he added.

At least three persons were killed yesterday as protests against the new Citizenship Law raged across cities and turned violent in many parts, resulting in destruction and arson.

According to the sources, two deaths were reported from Mangaluru and one in Lucknow amid violent protests.

Internet services remained suspended at various places, including Lucknow, Aligarh, Sambhal, districts. Section 144 of the CrPc, was already in force in the entire state for several days.

Widespread Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests continued across several states ever since the contentious bill was cleared by both the Houses of the Parliament.