To suppress India’s voice and prevent peaceful protests is an insult to India’s soul: Rahul Gandhi
Ahead of call for protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, parts of country like Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and areas in national capital witnessed restrictions.
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DCP South East Delhi Randhawa addressed the media earlier where he said that protests could not be allowed at Red Fort because there were important hospitals on the way. Mamata Banerjee in a TMC rally against the CAA and NRC said that BJP is giving its workers skullcaps to wear and cause violence in an attempt to malign the image of a particular community. She also dared the Centre to go for UN-monitored referendum on amended Citizenship Act and NRC. Protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 and Amit Shah's assurance of a nationwide implementation of NRC has created anger among students across the nation. Internet services have been shutdown in Aligarh following clashes between UP Police and students of AMU. Several students protesters across India have been arrested, detained and injured due police action. Few police officers in Lucknow suffered injuries as they were attacked by mobs.
Protest against CAA begins at August Kranti Maidan Mumbai
Hundreds begin their protest rally against the CAA at August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai.
This government has no right to shut down colleges, telephones & the Internet: Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi, Congress Wayanad MP, who was in South Korea to meet the PM Lee Nak-yon, tweeted against the Section 144 being imposed across several parts of the nation.
This government has no right to shut down colleges, telephones & the Internet, to halt metro trains and to impose #Section144 to suppress India's voice & prevent peaceful protests.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 19, 2019
To do so is an insult to India’s soul.
Yogi Adityanath says agitators who sparked violence will be punished
UP CM said he would sell the properties of the agitators who involved in arson and vandalism and use it to reimburse the losses, he said he will identify the perpetrators through the CCTV footage. He said, he will exact revenge on the perpetrators.
Standoff between police and locals in Ahmedabad
Minor confrontations in Ahmedabad as Gujarat Police and locals in the Shah Alam area came to a tense standoff. Locals, reportedly, pelted stones at the police officers.
Several hundreds gather at August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai to protest against CAA
In a symbolic move, organisations and student unions protesting against the CAA have assembled at the August Kranti Maidan to protest against CAA. Mahatma Gandhi gave the call for the Quit India movement from August Kranti Maidan, Mumbai in 1942.
'Couldn't allow protest from Lal Quila, several important hospitals in the way': Delhi Police
Mandeep Randhawa, DCP South East Delhi, says protest were allowed at Jantar Mantar, but due to several important hospitals on the way.
BJP buying skull cap for its cadres: Mamata Banerjee
Mamata Banerjee at TMC's 'NO to CAA-NRC' rally in Kolkata says, 'BJP is buying skull caps for its cadres who are wearing them while vandalising properties to malign a particular community'
BHU students on their way to protest arrested by the police
Amid tight police security, protests against CAA passed off peacefully in Varanasi.
Around 20 members of Joint Action Committee, a group of like-minded students of BHU, were detained when they were on way to participate in Protest at Benia Bagh.
Situation is under control.
DMRC update: All exit and entry gates of Rajiv Chowk reopen
All exit and entry gates of Rajiv Chowk reopen
AMU teachers take out silent march protesting CAA
Several teachers of the Aligarh Muslim University held silent march opposing the Citizens (Amendment) Act on Thursday, days after the institute witnessed police crackdown against its students who were agitating against the new legislation.
The protestors, including a large number of women teachers, marched from the AMU Teachers Club to the Purani Chungi crossing and circled the campus.
Violent protests hit Lucknow; police use tear-gas shells
Violent protests broke out in Lucknow against the new citizenship law on Thursday afternoon when a mob pelted stones and torched vehicles parked outside a police post.
DGP O.P Singh said police had to fire tear-gas shells to control the situation in Madeyganj area.
About 20 people have been taken into custody, he added.
19 IndiGo flights cancelled, 16 others delayed
Nineteen IndiGo flights were cancelled and 16 others were delayed as crew members were stuck in traffic jam at NH-8 due to anti-CAA protests on Thursday, a Delhi airport official said.
Three airlines - Vistara, Air India and IndiGo - announced that their passengers, who are stuck in traffic due to anti-CAA protests at various parts of Delhi, will be adjusted in subsequent flights.
Delhi Metro shuts 20 stations; 15th time stations are shut in 4 months
The Delhi Metro shut the entry and exit gates at 20 stations across the city on Thursday on the instructions of the Delhi Police as protests against the Citizenship (Amendement) Act, or CAA, in parts of central and Old Delhi.
Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan, social activist Harsh Mander detained
Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan and social activist Harsh Mander have also been detained from ITO area in Delhi.
Myself & other activists being detained at ITO as Harsh Mander says "Samvidhan Zindabad"! pic.twitter.com/NnOfgDmHi2— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) December 19, 2019
First published: Dec 19, 2019 10:28 IST