Politics 11-hour Northeast bandh begins in protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill Updated : December 10, 2019 07:50 AM IST The North East Students' Organisation (NESO), backed by various other bodies and political parties, will observe the shutdown until 4 pm against the bill. Security was beefed up in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan if they faced religious persecution there. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.