Never in history were people's agitations repressed by prohibitory orders, arrests, custody and suppression, the Kerala CM said.
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Protesters should bring forth issues for discussion with the government in a "democratic manner", Modi said while addressing a poll rally in Jharkhand.
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No clashes between security personnel and protesters were reported in the city. However, sporadic incidents of road blockades in the city were reported in the morning.
The Satradhikar of Auniati Satra, Pitambar Deva Goswami led the agitation, which was joined by hundreds of residents of the world's largest river island Majuli.
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A few locals came out of their homes to buy essentials from shops that opened on the third day of the curfew, but were asked to return by security personnel.
Earlier Momen had cited ‘increased demands at home’ as a reason for cancelling his visit.
The central government should have discussed the matter with all parties and tried to evolve a consensus, the Congress leader said.
Security forces were forced to open fire at over five places to control mobs who were on a rampage. Sixteen of the injured have been admitted to the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital.
Previously, leaders from the left parties had carried out protests against the CAB in the Parliament complex.
Officials said 20-30 people have been hurt in the protests in recent days, with vehicles torched and police firing tear gas. Several thousand additional troops have been deployed in the region
In the Ranji Trophy, hosts Assam were in the middle of their series-opener against Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) while Tripura were facing Jharkhand.
Attacking the Modi government, Congress leader Kapil Sibal said those who had no idea of India cannot protect the idea of India.
Shah said, 'Muslims should not worry...India can never become Muslim mukt...Muslims of this country have lived a life of honour and will continue to do so.'