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PM Modi assures people of Assam, says they need not to worry over CAB

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday assured the people of Assam that they there was no need to worry about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019 and that he and his government were committed to constitutionally safeguard the political, linguistic, cultural and land rights of the Assamese people.

“I want to assure my brothers and sisters of Assam that they have nothing to worry after the passing of CAB. I want to assure them — no one can take away your rights, unique identity and beautiful culture. It will continue to flourish and grow,” Modi said in a tweet.

On Wednesday night, the Rajya Sabha passed the CAB with 125 members voting for and 99 against it. On Monday midnight, it had passed in the Lok Sabha.

Assam witnessed widespread violence on Wednesday, with protesters, including students, taking to the streets across the state, especially Guwahati where the state government has declared an indefinite curfew aimed at maintaining law and order.

The administration has also suspended mobile Internet service in 10 districts of the state.

At least 10 companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed in the state.

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Girl gang raped in moving car in Haryana; 2 held

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Chandigarh: A 15-year-old girl was allegedly gang raped in a moving car in Haryanas Panipat town by two youths, one of them being an acquaintance, said police on Saturday.

The Class 11 student was found unconscious near a park and later admitted to a private hospital here on Friday night.

Superintendent of Police Sumit Kumar told the media that both the accused were arrested and the car used in the crime was impounded.

A case was registered on the statement of the victim against them under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

The victim did not return after attending a tuition class on Friday. Late in the evening, the family came to know that she was lying unconscious in Model Town area.

The police said one of the accused knew her and called her near the crime scene to celebrate a birthday. Four youths, who were having liquor in a car, forced her to take liquor and she fainted.

She was later taken by two youths in a car and was allegedly raped in the moving vehicle. After committing the crime, the accused left the girl near the park where her scooter was parked.

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