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Amit Shah's Shillong visit cancelled

13 Dec 2019, 22:27 GMT+10

New Delhi [India], Dec 13 (ANI): Home Minister Amit Shah's visit to Shillong, which was scheduled for Sunday, has been cancelled, sources in the Home Ministry have said.

Shah was scheduled to visit the North-East Police Academy in Shillong, which is witnessing anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests.

According to sources, the Home Minister will visit poll-bound Jharkhand on Saturday and Monday.

The development comes amid continuing protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, which provides for citizenship to non-Muslim refugees who reached India before December 31, 2014, from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.

Mobile internet services have been suspended across Meghalaya for the next 48 hours.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and got President Ram Nath Kovind's assent on Thursday. (ANI)

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