The summit is scheduled between Shinzo Abe and PM Narendra Modi in Guwahati
Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe is considering cancelling the trip to India scheduled to begin on 15th December, news agency Reuters reported, quoting Japan’s Jiji Press. Shinzo Abe was scheduled to meet PM Narendra Modi in Guwahati but in recent few days, the place has witnessed violent protests over the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Not just in Guwahati, but the whole Assam has been witnessing massive protests in the last two days. More than thousands of people have hit the streets defying prohibitory orders to demand the scrapping of the Act.
No updates for media: External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar
Earlier, Spokesperson of Foreign Ministry Raveesh Kumar said that there is no update to share on the matter for Media. He said this during the weekly media briefing in New Delhi.
Raveesh Kumar had announced last week that the summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe will take place between December 15 and 17. Although the venue was not officially declared, preparations were underway to host in Guwahati. When asked, if the government is planning to shift the date or not, Mr Kumar said that he was not in a position to clarify on it and he has no update to offer.
Recently, Bangladesh’s Home Minister also called off their India visit
AK Abdul Momen, Foreign Minister of Bangladesh and Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan called off their visit on Thursday. It is speculated that they cancelled the visit because of the violent protests across the northeast. Home Minister of Bangladesh Asaduzzaman Khan was scheduled to visit Meghalaya for an event today.
Two protestors were killed and many others were injured in police firing on Thursday in Assam- amid the raging agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Japan has hosted the summit in the picturesque Yamanashi prefecture where both the countries had resolved to significantly expand their bilateral cooperation in a range of areas.
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