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CAA Protests Live: PM Modi To Address Public Rally Tomorrow, Congress Protest Postponed

The National Capital Too Witnessed Multiple Protests Against The Citizenship Law, With Thousands Of People Hitting The Streets Forcing Police To Put Restrictions On Vehicle Movements In Several Areas.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 22 Dec 2019, 12:26:38 AM
Protesters outside MGR Chennai Central railway station.

New Delhi :

Violent protests against the amended Citizenship Act raged on across Uttar Pradesh on Saturday taking the death toll to 16 in the state, while large-scale vandalism and disruption of rail and road traffic were witnessed in Bihar during a bandh called by the RJD. The Congress, Left and other opposition parties led demonstrations in many states including Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, demanding that the contentious law be scrapped.

One person died and several people were injured in clashes between anti-CAA protesters, who pelted stones and indulged in arson, and police in Rampur in UP, officials said. Protestors set ablaze Yatimkhana police post in Kanpur and indulged in heavy brickbatting, leading to injuries to many people including policemen, a senior official said. Police used cane-charge and tear gas to chase them away. UP police said as many as 705 persons have been arrested and 4,500 were detained for the violence during the last two days. They said 260 security personnel were injured, of whom 57 suffered gunshot wounds.

A day after massive protests and clashes in the national capital, Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Azad was arrested when he came outside Jama Masjid, where he had taken part in a demonstration on Friday, and was later sent to judicial custody for 14 days by a court. Police and paramilitary personnel carried out flag march in violence-hit areas, even as scores of people held peaceful demonstrations against the amended Citizenship Act at several places, including at India Gate, Jamia Millia Islamia, Rajghat, Uttar Pradesh Bhawan. Police said no untoward incident was reported.

Here's the highlights of what happened on Saturday:

Three RJD members including party's Bhagalpur district president Tirupati Nath Yadav, have been expelled from the party for vandalising auto-rickshaws in Bhagalpur during 'bandh' called by the party against Citizenship Act and National Register of Citizens

Congress protest has been postponed to Monday after Delhi Police didn't give permission to hold the dharna at Rajghat on Sunday. The dharna will be now held on Monday, December 23

One protestor died while six vehicles including a police bike were torched in violence during anti-CAA stir in Rampur. According to officials, a dozen people have beem detained. 

Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Ltd: For safety and security reasons, Jaipur Metro services will remain suspended tomorrow from 8 AM to 2 PM. 

Mobile internet services to be shut from 6 am to 8 pm in Jaipur on Sunday in view of the planned protests against Citizenship Amendment Act.

11 sent to two-week judicial custody over Seemapuri violence

A Delhi court Saturday sent 11 people, arrested in connection with violence in Seemapuri area of northeast Delhi on Friday, to 14 days' judicial custody, a lawyer in the case said. Metropolitan Magistrate Mayank Mittal sent the accused to jail as the police did not seek their custodial interrogation, said advocate Nitya Ramakrishnan, who represented the accused. Stone-pelting and incidents of violence were reported on Friday from Daryaganj in Old Delhi and Seemapuri in northeast part of the national capital during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, police said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public meeting on Sunday at 11:30 AM at Ramlila Ground, New Delhi. The Congress will then stage a demonstration against the amended Citizenship Act in Delhi at 2.30 pm after PM's rally. Sonia, Rahul and Priyanaka Gandhi are expected to be present at this agitation. 

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad's bail plea rejected. He has been sent to 14-day judicial custody.

Congress to stage big agitation over the Citizenship Act tomorrow afternoon. 

15 people arrested in Daryaganj violence produced in court. Delhi Police seeks their 14-day judicial custody. 

BJP to contact over 3 crore families, hold rallies in every district in next 10 days to reach out to people on amended citizenship act.

Clashes broke out between anti-CAA protesters and police in which several people, including policemen, were injured in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur on Saturday, officials said. Around 400 to 500 people gathered here to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act amid a bandh call, they said. Five protesters were hospitalised and the condition of one of them was stated to be critical, District Magistrate Aunjaneya Singh said.


NCP chief Sharad Pawar says Maharashtra should not implement Citizenship Act. "Eight states, including Bihar, which is ruled by an NDA ally, have refused to implement the Act, Maharashtra should also take a similar stand," Pawar was quoted as saying by PTI. 

Violent protests erupt in UP's Ferozabad. Police resort to lathicharge. 

Assam: Curfew to be imposed in Tinsukia from 8 pm today till 5 am tomorrow.

I had to apply for an exam but missed the deadline because of the internet ban in Assam: Gauhati University student

UP Police did not open fire during anti-CAA protests: DGP O P Singh

BJP Working President Jagat Prakash Nadda chaired a meeting of party leaders at the party headquarters, over Citizenship Amendment Act today.

Curfew to be relaxed in Mangaluru from 3 pm - 6 pm today. Curfew will be removed on Monday, however, Section-144 to remain in force.

Kanpur: People continue to hold protest against Citizenship Amendment Act. ADG Prem Prakash says,"Situation is under control and additional forces have been deployed,today.40 people were arrested yesterday night. 2 casualties have happened and few injured are admitted to hospital"

CAA Protest: Trinamool delegation to visit Lucknow on December 22

Congress Core Group meeting to be held at the residence of party's interim president Sonia Gandhi, at 4:30 pm today, over the Citizenship Amendment Act issue.  

Gaurav Grover, Superintendent of Police (SP) Bahraich on incidents of violence in the district y'day: 6 cases registered, 38 people have been detained. 100 people have been identified & named (in FIR), strict action will be taken against violent elements.

Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad who was detained yesterday has been arrested today. Azad was earlier denied permission for a protest march from Jama Masjid to Jantar Mantar.

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa: In Mangaluru, curfew to be relaxed from 3pm to 6pm today, night curfew to continue. Curfew to be relaxed during day-time in Mangaluru tomorrow, and section 144 to be imposed from 23rd December.

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav at Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) rally in Patna against Citizenship Act.

Police use water cannons on Congress workers who were protesting against Citizenship Amendment Act in Kozhikode.

If NRC (National Register of Citizens) is implemented, I will be the first person who will not sign the register: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.

Protest outside Jamia Millia Islamia University against Citizenship Act. 

Protest outside Jamia Millia Islamia University against Citizenship Act. 

Jamia Millia Islamia students Ladeeda Sakhaloon & Aysha Renna to be present at the public meeting of AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi in Hyderabad today.

RJD workers vandalise auto rickshaws in Bhagalpur during 'bandh' called by the party against Citizenship Act and National Register of Citizens.

Protestors break barricades during demonstration against Citizenship Act near MGR Chennai Central Railway Station. 

Mobile internet services have resumed in Meghalaya, eight days after they were snapped in the wake of violent protests over the new citizenship law, officials said on Saturday.

Left organisations hold protest against Citizenship Act, outside MGR Chennai Central railway station.

8 cases registered at SJ Park police station and Ulsoor Gate police station: Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao on anti- Citizenship Act protests

Prayagraj: Around 150 persons detained & FIR filed against 100 persons for holding protest yesterday in Prayagraj. Another FIR filed against 10,000 unknown persons over charges of violation of Section 144 imposed in the area.

Now that voices opposed to CAA, NRC have started coming from within the NDA, the govt should give up its "stubborn" stand and withdraw its decisions: BSP chief Mayawati

RJD supporters disrupt rail, road traffic in Bihar to enforce shutdown against new citizenship law and proposed NRC; police say adequate personnel deployed to deal with anyone trying to foment trouble.

Over half of Chhattisgarh people won't be able to prove citizenship if NRC rolled out: CM Bhupesh Baghel

Left organisations hold protest against Citizenship Act, outside MGR Chennai Central railway station.

Indian Railway: Railways property worth Rs 88 Cr damaged in protests against citizenship act- property worth Rs 72 Cr damaged in Eastern Railway Zone, property worth Rs 13 Cr damaged in South Eastern Railway Zone and property worth Rs 3 Cr damaged in NorthEast Frontier Zone

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel says if NRC is implemented, over half the population in his state will not be able to prove their citizenship as they neither have land nor land records.

10 persons have been arrested in connection with violence in Daryaganj yesterday during protest over Citizenship Act.

10 people arrested for Daryaganj violence, charged with rioting and using force to deter policemen from doing duty, say police. 

Spokesperson of Women and Child Development Dept of Haryana Govt: News of Parineeti Chopra being dropped(for tweeting against #CAA) as brand ambassador of 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' is false, baseless and malicious.MOU was for 1 year, till April, 2017. Thereafter MOU was never renewed.

VIP (Vikassheel Insaan Party) party workers break barricades during demonstration in Patna against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

Death toll in Uttar Pradesh in Friday's violence over Citizenship (Amendment) Act rises to 11: Officials

Entry and exit gates at all stations have been opened. Normal services have resumed in all stations: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

Kerala Students Union (KSU) members blocked buses belonging to ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) at Peroorkada Junction last night, during their protest against Citizenship Act.

I am personally very upset as the entire country is in flames. Even after that if one can't see, then it's really unfortunate. If the youth is out on roads, then we need to look at it&discuss what wrong has happened: Film Producer Mukesh Bhatt on Citizenship Amendment Act.

RJD has called a bandh in Bihar today against the Citizenship Amendment Act. 

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First Published : 21 Dec 2019, 09:03:01 AM

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