Sun. Jan 19th, 2020

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Anti-Citizenship Act protests live: Congress takes out torch rally against Jamia crackdown

New Delhi: The protests against the Citizenship Act, 2019, has hit several parts of the country. While the situation seems to improve in northeast, violence has erupted in places like Delhi, UP’s Aligarh and Mau. Delhi witnessed clashes between police and angry protestors on Sunday, in which the cops and students of Jamia Millia Islamia University were said to be injured. Traffic has been affected adversely in the national capital due to protests and diversion near Jamia.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court heard a petition against police action on the students of Jamia University and Aligarh Muslim University during anti-Citizenship Act protests and ordered the petitioners to approach the respective high courts for further hearing.

Notably, three buses were set ablaze and several other vehicles vandalised as anti-citizenship law protesters, including students of Jamia Milia Islamia University, clashed with the police near New Friends Colony in South Delhi on Sunday, leaving dozens of people and several cops injured.

The police has been accused of using excessive force including lathi-charge and opening of tear gas during student protests that turned violent at the two universities on Sunday evening.