Protesters set Beldanga station complex in Bengal's Murshidabad to fire. (Express photo)
Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) 2019 Protests Today Live News Updates: Even as protests over the amended Citizenship Act showed signs of abating in Assam and elsewhere in the northeast, the agitation reached the shores of West Bengal on Friday, with protesters vandalising public property and clashing with the police.
While curfew was relaxed in Assam's Dibrugarh and Meghalaya capital Shillong, parts of West Bengal were in throes of violence, with protesters setting ablaze Beldanga railway station in Murshidabad district and thrashing RPF personnel, news agency PTI reported. Similar incidents of violence were reported from Uluberia and Diamond Harbour as agitators blocked railway tracks and vandalised stations, PTI reported.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah cancelled his visit to two Northeastern states — Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh — which was scheduled on Sunday and Monday, news agency PTI reported quoting officials.