Priyanka Gandhi joins citizenship protesters at India Gate
On the second day of protests against the citizenship law in New Delhi, the Bhim Army, a political outfit, has given a call to march from Jama Masjid Area (in north Delhi) to Jantar Mantar (in central Delhi) at 1 pm. Police, however, denied permission for the event.
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Protesters are gathering at various spots including India Gate, Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate and Jamia Millia Islamia, where students and residents have been protesting continuously for nearly a week. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has shut the gates of 16 metro stations in wake of the protests.
Gates of Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur metro open
All entry and exit gates of Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur are open.
36 injured protesters came for treatment: Delhi Gate hospital doctor
"As many as 36 injured protesters came for treatment. One protester has got his leg injured, would be shifted in ward," Dr Kishore Singh, Medical Superintendent, Lok Nayak Hospital, Delhi Gate, told ANI.
'Andar aao', Jama Masjid protesters chant slogans challenging police
Protesters gathered at Jama Masjid chant slogans challenging police, shout "andar aao".
Used water cannons and absolutely minimum force on protesters: Delhi Police
Delhi police issued a statement on today's protests : "Today afternoon, a large crowd gathered in the area of Jama Masjid for prayers. After prayers, they wanted to proceed towards Jantar Mantar, but the senior officers present at the spot persuaded them not to march towards Jantar Mantar.
In the evening, suddenly some anti-social elements in the gathering started breaking the barricades and indulged in stone-pelting in a bid to march towards Jantar Mantar against the police advice. Police used water cannon and absolutely minimum force to push them back.
While protesters were being pushed back, a private car parked at Subhash Marg, Darya Ganj was set ablaze. The police staff immediately doused the fire.\Some police personnel incl senior officers were injured in stone-pelting. Around 40 persons have been detained." : ANI
Police deny lawyers entry into Daryaganj police station
At Daryaganj police station, groups of lawyers and social workers have gathered. According to the lawyers, those detained inside the police station called them. However, the police says no detention has been made and is not letting anyone enter the station premises.
Police waiting outside Jama Masjid to arrest Chandrashekhar Azad
Police are waiting outside Jama Masjid to arrest Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad, who is present inside the mosque.
Citizenship Act, NRC against poor, says Priyanka Gandhi during protest at India Gate
"Citizenship Act and NRC are against the poor. The poor they will be most affected by it. What will the daily wage labourers do?; Demonstrations should be held peacefully," said Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during a protest at Delhi's India Gate.
Protest was peaceful until outsiders started pelting stones: Delhi Police PRO
Delhi Police PRO, MS Randhawa on protest at Jama Masjid: Protest going on since morning was peaceful. Around 6.30 pm, some outsiders came here and started pelting stones. We used water cannon. People were pushed back. Some policemen received injuries. Some people have been detained. : ANI
Locals offer tea, roses to police personnel in Delhi's Jafrabad
Locals offered tea and roses to police personnel deployed for maintaining law and order following protest against Citizenship Act in Delhi's Jafrabad.
Islamabad police chowk, bikes torched in Meerut
Islamabad police chowk and bikes were torched in Meerut. Police fired tear gas shells and opened fire to control the protesting mob.
All metro gates except Jama Masjid, Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur open
Entry and exit gates at all stations, except Jama Masjid, Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur have been opened, tweeted DMRC.
Malaysian PM's remark factually inaccurate: MEA
CAA doesn't impact the status of any Indian citizen, or deprive any Indian of any faith of her/his citizenship. Malaysian PM's remark factually inaccurate. We call upon Malaysia to refrain from commenting on internal developments in India,without right understanding of facts. : MEA
Malaysia's PM remarked on matter entirely internal to India: MEA
According to media reports, Malaysia's PM has yet again remarked on matter that is entirely internal to India. Citizenship Amendment Act provides for citizenship through naturalization to be fast-tracked for non-citizens who are persecuted minorities from three countries, MEA tweeted.
2 more dead in Meerut, taking toll to 4 in UP
Two more people have died in Meerut, taking the toll to three in the city. Earlier, one person was reported dead in Ferozabad. The death toll in UP has gone up to 4.
First published: Dec 20, 2019 12:45 IST