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Immigration activities through Tamabil land port resumes

  • Published at 07:01 pm December 14th, 2019
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File photo of Tamabil land port in Sylhet, Bangladesh

The activities were halted following escalation of tension over the Indian National Citizenship Bill

Immigration activities at Tamabil land customs station in Gowainghat upazila have resumed after a 30-hour suspension.

The activities which came to a halt following escalation of tension over the Indian National Citizenship Bill on Friday resumed Saturday noon, reports UNB.

Passengers holding Bangladeshi passports started entering India through the border at around 1pm, said Ramzan Mia, sub-inspector, Tamabil Immigration Centre. 

Earlier on Friday morning, immigration through Tamabil customs station in Gowainghat upazila was halted due to the curfew in India’s Meghalaya state following escalation of tension over the Indian National Citizenship Bill.

Over 100 passengers entered India till 11am on Friday but they returned after they were denied entry into India by the Indian Customs officials.

An Indian Customs official informed that they were not permitting anyone to enter India following the unrest.

On Thursday, mobile internet and SMS services were blocked across Meghalaya for two days, and an indefinite curfew was imposed in parts of Shillong, after unrest flared in Meghalaya state on Thursday over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill or CAB, according to a report of NDTV.