The Citizenship Amendment Bill received President’s assent on Thursday, 12th December, after being passed by both the houses of the Parliament.

Ever since the contentious bill was introduced in the Parliament, it has invited widespread protests across the nation, especially in the northeastern states.


While the whole of Assam is boiling with protests and shutdown, other states like Meghalaya and Tripura are also bearing the brunt of the proposed amendments.

Here’s a timeline of everything that has happened in Tripura and Meghalaya in the last 48 hours:

After the controversial bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday, 9th December, people of Tripura took to streets to protest against the amendments. The agitation in Tripura was led by JMACAB, a group of all regional tribal parties.

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Following this, mobile internet and messaging services were blocked in the state and two columns of Assam Rifles were put on standby.

The Centre also airlifted 5,000 paramilitary personnel from J&K to the states for maintenance of law and order.


People chanted anti-BJP and anti-Bangladeshi slogans. Some tribal areas in Tripura also observed bandh on Wednesday, 11th December.

Train services and vehicular movement also came to a halt in the state.

Though no fresh incidents of violence were reported from Tripura, its capital city, Agartala observed a shutdown of educational institutions and offices.

As of now, suspension of mobile internet services has been extended for another 24-hours in Tripura after the 48-hour blockade ended on Thursday afternoon.


Mobile internet and SMS services were also blocked across Meghalaya for 2 days, and an indefinite curfew was imposed in parts of its capital city Shillong after protests against the Bill intensified.


Burning and vandalism of vehicles on 12th December, led to chaos in the Police Bazaar in Shillong, resulting in imposition of curfew in all neighbourhoods.


In latest developments, protesters in Meghalaya heckled CM Conrad Sangma as he landed from a chopper in Williamnagar, a town 250 km from Shillong.

As per latest reports, curfew in certain parts of Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, was relaxed for 12 hours beginning 10 AM, 13th December. 

Amid raging protests, Home Minister Amit Shah has cancelled his visit to Shillong that was scheduled on Sunday, 15th December.