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LIVE: Jaffrabad Metro Station Closed, Delhi Police Deployed As Women Stage 'Shaheen Bagh Type' Protest

The Protest Began Saturday Night When Around 500 People, Mostly Women, Gathered Near The Jaffrabad Metro Station In Northeast Delhi.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 23 Feb 2020, 10:22:49 AM
Jafrabad Protest

A large contingent of Delhi Police personnel has been deployed in Jaffrabad (Photo Credit: ANI )

New Delhi:

The Jaffrabad Metro station was closed and a large contingent of Delhi Police personnel was deployed due to a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC). The protest began Saturday night when around 500 people, mostly women, gathered near the Jaffrabad metro station in northeast Delhi. They blocked a road connecting Seelampur to Maujpur and Yamuna Vihar. According to reports, protestors in Jaffrabad are getting ready for a sit in protest just like Shaheen Bagh. The protesters have been staging a sit-in at Shaheen Bagh for over two months, blocking the road connecting southeast Delhi and Noida. The Supreme Court has appointed interlocutors in an attempt to reach out to the anti-CAA protesters.

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According to news agency PTI, the women, carrying the national tricolour and raising slogans of 'aazadi', said they would not move from the site till the Centre revoke Citizenship (Amendment) Act. They tied a blue band on their arm and also raised 'Jai Bhim' slogans. The women have blocked road No. 66 which connects Seelampur to Maujpur and Yamuna Vihar. Heavy security deployment, including women police personnel, has been made in the area. 

In view of the protest, entry and exit gates of the Jaffrabad metro station were closed. "Entry & exit of Jaffrabad have been closed. Trains will not be halting at this station," the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation tweeted.

A protest is already going on near the main Seelampur road and Kardampuri against the amended citizenship act. 

(With PTI Inputs)

Indian Army to take action against state police forces and private security agencies wearing military camouflage uniform. There are policy guidelines which prohibit paramilitary and state police forces from wearing uniforms donned by the military.

People continue to protest in Jaffrabad metro station area, against CAA.

Alok Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police (Eastern Range): Situation is under control now. But many people are on the street. We are continuously speaking to local leaders so that peace prevails in the area.

Police deployed in Maujpur where stones were pelted between two groups, earlier today. People at the spot are protesting against Jafrabad protesters who are demonstrating against.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC): Entry & exit gates of Maujpur-Babarpur are closed.

Stone pelting between two groups in Maujpur area, tear gas shells fired by Police.



Women are still protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Jaffrabad metro station area.



Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad led march against the Supreme Court ruling that states were not bound to provide reservation in government jobs & quota in promotion, in Aurangabad today. He also garlanded a statue of Bhimrao Ambedkar.



Shaheen Bagh: One of the interlocutors appointed by Supreme Court, Wajahat Habibullah has filed an affidavit in the Court on the road blockage. Habibullah, in his affidavit, has stated that the protest in Shaheen Bagh against CAA is peaceful. He also stated that the police have blocked five points around Shaheen Bagh. The hearing will be held on Monday by a two-judge bench.  


Some people have blocked a road in Khureji as part of Bhim Army's Bharat Bandh call.

The women protesters are also supporting Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad's call to hold a nationwide strike today. 

Heavy security has been deployed as people continue to protest near Jaffrabad metro station.



According to reports, protestors in Jaffrabad are getting ready for a sit in protest just like Shaheen Bagh. 

As per the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, entry and exit of Jaffrabad have been closed. Trains will not be halting at this station.

Heavy security was deployed near Jaffrabad metro station area as women continued to protest on Sunday morning.



The protest at Jaffrabad took place at a time efforts are being made to clear a road blocked by anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh. The protesters have been staging a sit-in at Shaheen Bagh for over two months, blocking the road connecting southeast Delhi and Noida. The Supreme Court has appointed interlocutors in an attempt to reach out to the anti-CAA protesters. 

A protest is already going on near the main Seelampur road and Kardampuri against the amended Citizenship Act. 

The women blocked road No. 66 which connects Seelampur to Maujpur and Yamuna Vihar. Traffic was also blocked due to the sudden protest at the site. Delhi Police tried to talk to protesters to clear the road.

The whole things started when around 500 people, mostly women, gathered near the Jaffrabad metro station in northeast Delhi on Saturday night in protest against CAA and NRC, blocking a major road.

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First Published : 23 Feb 2020, 09:08:08 AM