The curfew in Assam’s Guwahati, because protests against the new citizenship law, was relaxed for seven hours on Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm, police said according to sources.
Citizens jammed shops to buy supplies and motorists queued up at fuel stations to fill up tanks before the curfew resumes shortly before sunset.
Auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws were running as per their routine across the city but buses were off the roads. Mobile internet services still remain suspended across much of the state .
A police spokesperson said police are using loudspeakers to inform the public about the curfew relaxation.
Offices and educational institutions continue to remain shut in the Northeast’s largest city which remained relatively peaceful.