All schools in Assam are to remain shut till December 22. The move comes in the backdrop of ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill. A large number of people have been protesting against the CAB in West Bengal, Assam and other parts of Northeast states. In Kolkata, students of Presidency University staged protest against the bill. The BJP workers also raised slogans in favour of the bill. The Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha on December 11. The bill was already cleared by the Lok Sabha on December 9.