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HM cancels Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh visit

HM cancels Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh visit

New Delhi: Amidst widespread protests in Assam and Meghalaya against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has cancelled his visit to two Northeastern states — Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh — scheduled on Sunday and Monday.

The home minister's visit to the Northeast has been cancelled, a ministry official said, without citing any reason.

Shah was supposed to take part in the passing out parade at the North Eastern Police Academy near Shillong on Sunday and a festival in Tawang the next day.

At least two people were killed in police firing in Assam following widespread protests against the contentious act which was approved by the Parliament on Wednesday and given the presidential assent Thursday night.

Curfew has been imposed at several places in Assam, while the Army has carried out flag marches in many districts to control protests and violence.

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