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Citizenship Act Protests: All Schools In Southeast Delhi To Remain Closed Today

Violent Protesters Set On Fire Buses And Clashed With Police Near Jamia Millia Islamia University On Sunday Afternoon Against The Amended Citizenship Law.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 16 Dec 2019, 12:16:42 AM
Schools will be closed on Monday in view of the situation that emerged after violence near the Jamia University.

New Delhi:

All schools in southeast Delhi area will be closed on Monday in view of the ongoing protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act near the Jamia University, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced.

"In Delhi's southeast district areas including Jamia, Okhla, New Friends Colony and Madanpur Khadar, all government and private schools will remain closed tomorrow. Delhi government has taken the decision in view of the current situation," Sisodia tweeted in Hindi.

Violent protesters set on fire buses and clashed with police near Jamia Millia Islamia University on Sunday afternoon against the amended citizenship law.

Meanwhile, Delhi Police said the situation was under control and they have detained some of the people who had allegedly indulged in arson and vandalism during a protest against the amended citizenship law.

They said police entered the Jamia university campus to only control the situation, after protesters indulged in violence near New Friends' Colony area in south Delhi on Sunday afternoon.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) Chinmoy Biswal said four buses and two police vehicles were torched during the protest, adding six policemen were also injured.

He said stones were pelted from inside the varsity at police personnel, forcing them to use teargas to disperse the "violent mob".

Biswal said some people have been detained but did not give details.

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First Published : 15 Dec 2019, 09:14:38 PM