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Japanese PM Abe�s visit deferred over CAA protest

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Dec 13 - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe�s scheduled visit to India has been postponed following widespread violent protests in Assam over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

�Both sides have decided to defer the visit to a mutually convenient date in the near future,� external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

On Thursday, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and the country�s Home Minister called off their visits to India following widespread agitation in the Northeast.

In Dhaka, Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh, Shahidul Haque summoned Indian High Commissioner Reva Das following attacks on the Bangladesh Consulate in Guwahati. Bangladesh reportedly lodged a protest.

The talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Abe were due to take place from December 15 to 17. A Japanese media report had said Abe may consider cancelling the visit amid violent protests. On Wednesday, protesters pulled down hoardings erected in Guwahati to welcome Abe.

The Japanese government plans to reschedule Abe�s India tour comes amid violence in parts of the country. Abe was due to leave Japan on Sunday for the three-day trip. He was expected to hold talks with Modi and visit places, including Guwahati.

Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, who cancelled his visit, was scheduled to visit Meghalaya for an event today.

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Japanese PM Abe�s visit deferred over CAA protest

NEW DELHI, Dec 13 - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe�s scheduled visit to India has been postponed following widespread violent protests in Assam over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

�Both sides have decided to defer the visit to a mutually convenient date in the near future,� external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

On Thursday, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and the country�s Home Minister called off their visits to India following widespread agitation in the Northeast.

In Dhaka, Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh, Shahidul Haque summoned Indian High Commissioner Reva Das following attacks on the Bangladesh Consulate in Guwahati. Bangladesh reportedly lodged a protest.

The talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Abe were due to take place from December 15 to 17. A Japanese media report had said Abe may consider cancelling the visit amid violent protests. On Wednesday, protesters pulled down hoardings erected in Guwahati to welcome Abe.

The Japanese government plans to reschedule Abe�s India tour comes amid violence in parts of the country. Abe was due to leave Japan on Sunday for the three-day trip. He was expected to hold talks with Modi and visit places, including Guwahati.

Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, who cancelled his visit, was scheduled to visit Meghalaya for an event today.