Violent protests erupted in Delhi on Sunday amid continued protests from many other parts of the country against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), led largely by locals in Assam cutting across religious lines but in West Bengal with Muslims on the forefront supported by Trinamool Congress workers. In Delhi, suburban Bengal and Patna, the rioters’ religious identity was obvious from what they wore, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while addressing an election rally in Dumka of Jharkhand earlier in the day.
The protesters set fire to several DTC buses and a fire vehicle in New Friends Colony in South East Delhi. Police said that one policeman and two firemen were injured in this violent demonstration.
Apart from the town DSP, there are reports of injuries to police personnel in this uproar. The protesters also set the police booth on fire. Curfew has been imposed in Assam’s Dibrugarh, but from time to time the administration is relaxing a bit.
On the violent demonstration, the chief proctor of Jamia Millia Islamiya said that the police forcibly entered the campus, permission was not taken, employees, students were beaten, they were forced to leave the campus.
There was an uproar again on Sunday in the areas of Jamia Millia Islamia and Asapas of Delhi over the CAA. The protesters pelted stones at several DTC buses and opened fire.
DMRC has closed the entry and exit gates of Sukhdev Vihar, Jamia Millia Islamia, Okhla Vihar and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh. Trains will not stop at these stations.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said about the violent protests in Delhi over the CAA that any kind of violence is unacceptable, the protest should be peaceful. Kejriwal spoke to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and requested him to take all possible steps to restore normalcy after violent demonstrations against the Citizenship Amendment Act in South Delhi on Sunday.
From Delhi to Assam to Bengal to even Bihar now
A team led by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will soon meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the ongoing protests in the State against the CAA on the issue of citizenship law.
President of Sadou Assam Employees Council, Basab Kalita said that not all employees of the State government will go to the office on 18 December. The All Assam Students Union (AASU), which is spearheading the agitation in the State, staged a protest along with the Asom Ethnic Youth Students Council and 30 other organizations of the natives. Senior intellectuals, students, teachers, artists, singers and many intellectuals attended it.
Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Pallava Gopal Jha said curfew was relaxed in Assam’s Dibrugarh from 7 am to 4 pm. Explain that there is a protest against the CAA here.
Curfew was relaxed in Assam’s capital Guwahati from 9 AM to 6 PM. This information has been given by Additional DGP GP Singh of Assam.
Police said the protesters blocked several important routes in Amdanga and Kalyani areas of North 24 Parganas and Nadia districts. He said that the protesters blocked the roads of the districts and the railway tracks at various stations.
In Domjur area of Howrah district, protesters blocked the road and shouted slogans against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government. Large contingents of police were sent to the spot to control the situation. Violent demonstrations have been taking place in several parts of the State for the last two days where protesters set fire to railway stations and damaged government property.
PRO of East Coast Railway said that in view of public agitation at various railway stations of Howrah-Kharagpur railway section of South Eastern Railway, 15 trains have been cancelled and 10 trains have been partially cancelled.
Internet services have been suspended in five districts in view of violent protests against the CAA in West Bengal. In this regard, a senior official said that the government has temporarily stopped internet services in Malda, Murshidabad, Howrah, North 24 Parganas and many parts of South 24 Parganas to stop rumours and fake news, especially on social media. Has decided. “Despite repeated requests, some communal forces are demonstrating violently,” the official said. In view of the situation, the administration has decided to temporarily shut down Internet services in five districts of the State.
In Patna too, the protesters have fiercely cut the ruckus. In the area from Patna’s Ashok Rajpath to Kargil Chowk, protesters have vandalized vehicles. Apart from the town DSP, there are reports of injuries to police personnel in this uproar.