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Guwahati: Rush in markets after relaxation in curfew, citizens crowd ATMs for cash withdrawal

Following the relaxation in curfew which was imposed in Guwahati in the wake of protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, a large number of citizens rushed to the ATMs to withdraw their money.The curfew in Guwahati was relaxed from 9 AM to 4 PM by the administration today.Speaking to ANI, a citizen said: I am a student and I live alone. It is very difficult to manage my days without cash and the internet. I have spent the last four days on boiled rice. Today, I got my money after waiting for an hour. Another resident of Guwahati also echoed similar sentiment and said: I have come from Gujarat, and I have been spending the last few days without money. Today, I came here and withdrew my cash after waiting for hours. Another Assamese citizen stated that the protest has caused a lot of suffering to the common people, and demanded the government to do something.Protests have broken out in Guwahati and other parts of Assam following the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 in


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