The protest comes in a day after several students and cops sustained injuries in a protest in Jamia Nagar area while they were protesting against the citizenship law.

Lambasting the opposition parties, Shah said Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, and Trinamool Congress are "misleading" the students and are creating an "atmosphere of violence" inside the country.

Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa had said that a section of the mob had turned violent and started pelting stones on the police and at houses due to which police were forced to resort to baton charge and firing tear gas shells.

BJP spokesperson GVL Narsimha Rao said, “The more appropriate name for Rahul Gandhi is RAHUL JINNAH. Your Muslim appeasement politics and mindset makes you a worthy legatee of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, not Savarkar.”

Curfew has been relaxed for a few hours in Guwahati and Dibrugarh municipal areas today. North East Frontier Railway ran a special train this afternoon between Guwahati and Dimapur to help the stranded passengers.

Amid protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, 26 Army columns have been deployed in Assam to support the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) to handle the situation there.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has urged people to maintain peace and asserted that the Central government was committed to implementing Clause 6 of the Assam Accord to protect the state's cultural and linguistic identity.

Taking to Twitter, Kishor urged the non-BJP chief ministers to “save the soul of India” and take a stand against the contentious Act.

The areas where the curfew will remain effective include areas under Sadar and Lumdiengjri police stations - the whole of Jaiaw, Mawkhar, Umsohsun, Riatsamthiah, Wahingdoh, Mission, Mawprem, Lumdiengjri, Lama Villa, Qualapatty, Wahthapbru, Sunny Hill, Cantonment, Butcher Road, Mawlonghat excluding localities beyond Umshyrpri bridge.

According to the Act members of the Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Zoroastrian communities who have come from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh till December 31, 2014 and facing religious persecution there will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.