West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced a rally this afternoon to protest against the amended citizenship law, passed by Parliament last week. She shared the details about the rally through her tweet
She also asked people to join the rally in a “peaceful manner”.
Protests over the new citizenship law continued in the state for the fourth consecutive day on Monday, with incidents of road and rail blockades reported from various parts of the state.
In East Midnapore and Murshidabad districts, the agitators blocked thoroughfares since morning, inconveniencing hundreds of commuters, officials said.
Several trains have been cancelled or delayed due to the ongoing protests, they added.
Internet services remained suspended in six districts of state – Malda, Uttar Dinajpur, Murshidabad, Howrah, North 24 Parganas and parts of South 24 Parganas districts – where agitation over the amended Act have brought life to a halt.
Governor Jagdeep Dhankar had on Sunday accused Banerjee of wasting public money on the campaign against the law on television instead of insuring police effectively curbed the state-wide arson.
In the campaign, the chief minister asks people to refrain from violence while assuring that her government would not implement the CAA and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Bengal.
On Sunday night, the officer in-charge of Uluberia police station, along with a few other police personnel, sustained injuries after they were attacked by the agitators.
They had to be admitted to a nearby hospital, district officials said.