After almost a week following massive agitations against the Citizenship Act, Assam limps back to normalcy as authorities lifted curfew and restored the broadband Internet services. The situation in the state has improved according to officials.
Curfew was imposed after massive violent protests broke out in Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Tinsukia and a few other cities of Assam on December 11 and the Army was deployed.
“The decision to lift the curfew in Guwahati was taken at a law and order review meeting presided over by chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal late on Monday evening. In Dibrugarh, the curfew has been relaxed for 14 hours from 6 am on Tuesday,” an Assam Home department official said.
According to a senior police official, government and private offices, banks and business establishments remain open. Vehicles are also plying in Guwahati and all other major cities and towns.
However, schools will remain closed at a few places in Assam including Kamrup Metro till December 22.