Kolkata: The fire of protest against the revised citizenship law has reached from Assam to West Bengal. The internet has been suspended in parts of Bengal as violent protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA, entered a third straight day.
Internet services is stopped in five districts of West Bengal on Sunday amid violent protests across the state. Also to prevent fake news and rumors on social media, the government has decided to discontinue internet services in parts of Malda, Murshidabad, Howrah, North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas districts.
During this period, protesters in Amdanga and Kalyani areas of North 24 Parganas and Nadia districts blocked several important roads and burnt wooden logs on the roads. Tires were also burnt along with sabotage in shops in Diganga area.
The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, or CAA, which seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, was passed earlier this week, after a heated debate in parliament – Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien said it was from the “Nazi copybook” and the Congress’s Anand Sharma said it “hurts the very soul of the Constitution”.