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Citizenship Law Protests Sweep India, Several Detained

Scores of protestors were detained across the country when they hit streets to protest the Citizenship Amendment Act in defiance of the prohibitory orders imposed at various locations. As protests intensified on Thursday, the Delhi Police wrote to the cell phone operators including Airtel, Jio, MTNL, BSNL, and Vodafone Idea to stop all communication services in many parts of the national capital.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 19 December 2019, 03:19:03 PM
Citizenship Law Protests, Delhi Metro Station, CAA Protest

Citizenship Law Protests, Delhi Metro Station, CAA Protest

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Protestors detained by police for defying prohibitory orders imposed by the Delhi Police in the area during an anti-Citizenship Act protest, at Red Fort, in New Delhi on Thursday.

Citizenship Law Protests, Delhi Metro Station, CAA Protest

Citizenship Law Protests, Delhi Metro Station, CAA Protest

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Swaraj Abhiyan founder and activist Yogendra Yadav is detained by police for defying prohibitory orders imposed. "It is an honour to be detained on 19th of December, a small tribute to Ashfakulla Khan and Ramprasad Bismil," Yogendra later tweeted.

Citizenship Law Protests, Delhi Metro Station, CAA Protest

Citizenship Law Protests, Delhi Metro Station, CAA Protest

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Protestors, which included activists, students, and senior citizens were dragged into buses in a bid to clear the area. 

Citizenship Law Protests, Delhi Metro Station, CAA Protest

Citizenship Law Protests, Delhi Metro Station, CAA Protest

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Holding placards and shouting slogans, the protesters allowed themselves to be escorted to the buses.

Citizenship Law Protests, Delhi Metro Station, CAA Protest

Citizenship Law Protests, Delhi Metro Station, CAA Protest

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Students raise slogans during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC at Bandra, Mumbai.

Citizenship Law Protests, Delhi Metro Station, CAA Protest

Citizenship Law Protests, Delhi Metro Station, CAA Protest

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Members of Manithaneya Makkal Katchi during a protest against the passage of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), in Chennai.

Citizenship Law Protests, Delhi Metro Station, CAA Protest

Citizenship Law Protests, Delhi Metro Station, CAA Protest

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Left leaders D Raja, Sitaram Yechury, Nilotpal Basu, Brinda Karat and others raise slogans during an anti-Citizenship Act protest, at Mandi House, in New Delhi,

Citizenship Law Protests, Delhi Metro Station, CAA Protest

Citizenship Law Protests, Delhi Metro Station, CAA Protest

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CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar addresses a gathering during Bihar Bandh against NRC and Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), in Patna.

Citizenship Law Protests, Delhi Metro Station, CAA Protest

Citizenship Law Protests, Delhi Metro Station, CAA Protest

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Police personnel offered refreshments at Surajmal stadium to protesters who were detained.

Citizenship Law Protests, Delhi Metro Station, CAA Protest

Citizenship Law Protests, Delhi Metro Station, CAA Protest

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Vehicles set ablaze in old Lucknow's Hasanganj amid Protests against the Citizenship Amendment  Act.