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Murshidabad: CAB protesters set Beldanga railway station on fire

Murshidabad: CAB protesters set Beldanga railway station on fire

The Beldanga railway station complex in West Bengal's Murshidabad district was set on fire and RPF personnel deputed there were thrashed by thousands of people, protesting against the amended Citizenship Act on Friday, officials said. Several minority organizations in the district had called for mass protests, according to district police sources.

"The protestors all of a sudden entered the (Beldanga) railway station complex and set the platform, two-three buildings, and railway offices on fire. When RPF personnel tried to stop them, they were brutally beaten up," said a senior RPF official. "Train services have come to a halt here," he added. Muslim-dominated Murshidabad is a district bordering Bangladesh.

Protests against the Bill have been going on in Howrah as well with protesters blocking the National Highway 6 at Uluberia on Friday. The protestors, with national flags in hands, gathered at the spot around 2.30 pm and blocked the highway, one of the major roads that connects Kolkata to the rest of the country.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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