Citizenship Act protest highlights: Internet suspended in many parts of UP

A gril offers rose to Policeman during CAA protests
Mobile internet services and SMS of all mobile service providers have been suspended in Lucknow till December 21 noon, according to an Uttar Pradesh government order. Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Kumar Awasthi issued an order to this effect late on Thursday night. "The order is effective from 3 pm of December 19 till 12 pm of December 21," he stated in the order.

Internet services have been suspended in Prayagraj till 10 am on Friday following violent protests over the amended Citizenship Act in parts of the state. The district administration has also ordered for closing the schools and colleges of the district for the next two days.

Mobile internet services have been suspended in Ghaziabad for 24 hours from 10 pm on Thursday in view of violent protests against the new citizenship law in parts of Uttar Pradesh, an official said.

The Karnataka government has suspended mobile Internet services in Dakshina Kannada district on Thursday night for the next 48 hours after two persons were killed in police firing during violent protests in Mangaluru against the controversial citizenship law.

In Mumbai, the country's financial capital, a peaceful public meeting against the controversial amended act was attended by thousands of people. 

Madhya Pradesh too witnessed protests, which were by and large peaceful.

In Ahmedabad's Shah-E-Alam area, at least five policemen were injured in stone-pelting. The police lobbed teargas shells to disperse the mob of around 2,000 persons.


1:31 AM IST Bareilly District Administration: Internet services to be suspended in the district from 11 pm today till 21 December, 10 am. 

1:30 AM IST Additional Chief Secretary Home, Awanish Kumar Awasthi: Mobile internet services and SMS services to remain suspended in Lucknow district till 12 noon on December 21, Saturday. 

1:30 AM IST Vaibhav Srivastava, Pilibhit District Magistrate: Mobile internet services to remain suspended in the district for 24 hours, starting from December 20 midnight.

9:42 PM IST Two persons were killed in police firing on Thursday as protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, turned violent here, police said. Police sources said protesters attempted to lay siege to the Mangalore North police station and tried to attack police personnel, following which force was used to disperse them.

9:01 PM IST BS Yediyurappa makes an appeal to people of the state, asking them to 'stay away from vested interests indulging in rumour mongering and stoking passions to disturb peace and harmony of state.

8:32 PM IST One dead after suffering firearm injury during violent protest against citizenship law in Lucknow

8:01 PM IST Protest against the Citizenship Act and NRC in the Muslim-dominated Shah-E-Alam area turned violent, with at least five policemen getting injured in stone-pelting

7:53 PM IST Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held a telephonic conversation with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the wake of incidents of violence in the state

7:45 PM IST Delhi High Court asked the Centre, the AAP government and the police to respond to several pleas seeking a judicial commission to look into the violence at Jamia Millia Islamia University protests 

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Bareilly District Administration: Internet services to be suspended in the district from 11 pm today till 21 December, 10 am. 
Additional Chief Secretary Home, Awanish Kumar Awasthi: Mobile internet services and SMS services to remain suspended in Lucknow district till 12 noon on December 21, Saturday. 
Vaibhav Srivastava, Pilibhit District Magistrate: Mobile internet services to remain suspended in the district for 24 hours, starting from December 20 midnight.

Two killed in police firing

Two persons were killed in police firing on Thursday as protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, turned violent here, police said. Police sources said protesters attempted to lay siege to the Mangalore North police station and tried to attack police personnel, following which force was used to disperse them.

Yediyurappa appeals for calm

BS Yediyurappa makes an appeal to people of the state, asking them to 'stay away from vested interests indulging in rumour mongering and stoking passions to disturb peace and harmony of state.

At least one dead in Lucknow

One dead after suffering firearm injury during violent protest against citizenship law in Lucknow

Protest turns violent in Ahmedabad

Protest against the Citizenship Act and NRC in the Muslim-dominated Shah-E-Alam area turned violent, with at least five policemen getting injured in stone-pelting

Rajnath Singh dials Adityanath

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held a telephonic conversation with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the wake of incidents of violence in the state

Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, Delhi govt, police

Delhi High Court asked the Centre, the AAP government and the police to respond to several pleas seeking a judicial commission to look into the violence at Jamia Millia Islamia University protests 

Govt insulting soul of India, suppressing its voice, says Rahul Gandhi

This government has no right to shut down colleges, telephones and the Internet, to halt metro trains and to impose Section144 to suppress India's voice and prevent peaceful protests: Rahul Gandhi

Curfew in parts of Mangaluru

Curfew announced in 5 police station limits of Mangaluru Commissionerate till tomorrow midnight

Police fire in air at Mangaluru, many detained

Police fire tear gas shells, resort to baton charge and fire in the air to disperse anti-CAA protesters in Mangaluru

Violence in the name of democracy not acceptable, says Adityanath

Those involved in violence have been identified through video, CCTV footage. 'we will take revenge from them': Adityanath

SP workers detained in Gorakhpur

Hundreds of protesters, including Samajwadi Party workers and leaders, were detained in Gorakhpur and other cities of eastern Uttar Pradesh

Jaishankar shares India's perspective with US Congress

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is in the US, has shared India's perspective on the amended citizenship law with members of American Congress
 

Several Delhi metro stations including ITO open for public

All entry and exit gates of Chandni Chowk, Barakhamba, Mandi House, Pragati Maidan, Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate, ITO, Janpath, Khan Market, Vasant Vihar and Munirka are open, according to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

Violent protests only in few places in Delhi, Lucknow; no need to worry: Kishan Reddy

Some political parties trying to incite students, women in the name of religion, says Minister of State for Home Kishan Reddy

Don't stop your protest, says Mamata Banerjee

Suddenly after 73 years of independence we have to prove that we are Indian citizens. Where was BJP's head and tail at that time, BJP is dividing the country: Mamata Banerjee

Mehbooba Mufti slams BJP

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti accuses BJP of ensuring that "Kashmir-like" situation prevails in every part of India
Ahmed Patel, Jyotiraditya Scindia, RPN Singh, & Deepender Singh Hooda arrive at the residence of Sonia Gandhi for core group meeting over CAA 'unrest 

MHA to take stock of security situation amid violent protests

Amit Shah, Ajit Doval, G Kishan Reddy and Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla to review security situation today evening amid violent protests

BJP posts Manmohan's 2003 speech to target Congress

 

Police baton charge anti-CAA protesters in Ahmedabad, 20 held

Police baton-charged people who gathered in Sardar Baug area of Ahmedabad to protest against the Citizenship Act.
 
Nearly 200 people who had gathered in the area were dispersed to "maintain law and order": Police 

Citizenship law will be implemented, so will be NRC: BJP President

Amid protests against the amended Citizenship Act, BJP working president J P Nadda asserted that the law will be implemented and NRC will also be brought in.

CAA protests turn violent in Lucknow's Hazratganj

Protest against Citizenship Act turns violent in Hazratganj, Lucknow. Protesters pelted stones, Police resorted to lathi charge. A media OB van has also been set ablaze.

AAP appeals for peaceful protest against Citizenship Act

We should follow the path of Mahatma Gandhi of non-violence. Violence will make it easier for govt to suppress cause, says AAP

Congress core group meeting

To be held at Sonia Gandhi's residence later today over 'unrest across the country after Citizenship Amendment Act'

IndiGo issues statement

"We've rescheduled and curtailed our schedule in and out of Delhi by approx 20 departures (approx 10% of our Delhi departures). We'll take proactive measures if further cancellations required"

Violent protests hit Lucknow

Violent protests broke out in Lucknow against the new citizenship law on Thursday afternoon when a mob pelted stones and torched vehicles parked outside a police post.

AMU teachers take out silent march

Several teachers of the Aligarh Muslim University held silent march opposing the Citizens (Amendment) Act on Thursday, days after the institute witnessed police crackdown against its students who were agitating against the new legislation

We complied with govt directive: Sunil Mittal

Amid suspension of services in parts of Delhi earlier in the day, Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Mittal said the company had complied with a government directive in this regard

Delhi HC notice to Centre, Delhi govt, police

The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the Centre, the Delhi government and the police on a PIL seeking setting up of a fact finding committee to look into violence at Jamia Millia Islamia University here during protests against the Citizen (Amendment) Act (CAA). A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel however declined interim protection to students from coercive action including arrest. Lawyers chanted "shame shame" after the high court declined students interim protection. The court's decision came while hearing six petitions seeking medical treatment and compensation for injured students in the protests against CAA over the past few days.

Vehicles set ablaze in Hasanganj during protest against CAA

Jamia matter: After the Court set February 4 as next date of hearing, the petitioner's counsel requested for an earlier date. After the court denied, the lawyers raised 'shame shame' slogans in court. High Court also denied interim protection from arrest to students.

Till now, 16 flights have been delayed due to traffic jam at NH-8


The student who had his head cracked, his mother was there.. I was there at the police station and the mother requested the Delhi police to let her take him for medical care. After a while, they took him away to the next room while the mother kept crying, says Gonsalves
My first prayer is register an FIR. The parents are anxious. We want a list of all who were detained. Even today several 100 from Jamia were detained, says Gonsalves

Gonsalves shows the Delhi high court: a picture of Delhi police attacking a student, a video of police carrying a bottle inside a bus right before it was burned

Gonsalves shows another video of police damaging the bikes. This was done to show that the agitators did it.
 
This entire petition along with the CD was given to the SHO, Jamia Nagar PS and he said 'we'll see'.
After the examinations were called off, the students urged the VC to not postpone them. (Later) there were attacks in the library, girls hostel, boys hostel, mosque, says Gonsalves.
Anti-CAA protests: There was no rioting. It was a totally wrong impression, Gonsalves gives a sequence of events.

Delhi high court hearing on Delhi police's atrocities on Jamia Students on December 15.

Colin Gonsalves begins. 
 
This was a peaceful march. The main attack was on totally unarmed students, Gonsalves
The University has closed their doors. it has rendered the students homeless. There has to be adequate accomodation for these students till they return home or find a safe haven, says Jaising.
I would like the court to pass an order of "no victimization" against someone who gives info to the police, this is an elementary measure for victim protection, says Jaising
Bench assembles. Delhi High Court resumes hearing in pleas concerning violence at Jamia

Protestors detained by police for defying prohibitory orders imposed by the Delhi Police

Protestors detained by police for defying prohibitory orders imposed by the Delhi Police in the area during an anti-Citizenship Act protest, at Mandi House, in New Delhi, Thursday. Photo by Dalip Kumar

Hundreds of people protest against CAA, NRC in Chandigarh

Scores of people, including students, on Thursday demonstrated against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens.
 
The protesters have gathered near the grounds outside the Sector 20 mosque here and will take out a march.
 
They also plan to submit a memorandum to Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator V P Singh Badnore to express their resentment against the amended Citizenship Act and the NRC.
 
A student protester said that they were also protesting in a show of solidarity with the students of Jamia Millia Islamia and several other universities across the country.
 
"Today, a conspiracy is being hatched to destroy the country's constitution and spoil the peaceful atmosphere. We are protesting against CAA and government's decision to implement the NRC in the country," another protester said.

Where would Hindu immigrants be settled? Uddhav asks BJP on CAA

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday hit out at the Centre over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, and asked how and where the government intended to settle Hindu immigrants in the country.
 
He also accused the BJP-led central government of being biased towards Karnataka on the border dispute with Maharashtra over Belgaum.
 
He was replying to a debate in the Maharashtra Assembly here on Governor B S Koshyari's address.
 
The governor addressed a joint sitting of the state legislature at the Vidhan Bhawan in Mumbai on December 1.
 
Targeting the government over the new citizenship law, Thackeray said, "I would like to know how and where the Hindus from other countries are going to be settled. I don't think you (Centre) have a plan for it."
 

Stop anti-CAA stir as SC refused to stay its operation: WB Governor

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday urged people to stop protesting the new citizenship law as the Supreme Court has refused to stay its operation.
 
The Supreme Court on Wednesday decided to examine the constitutional validity of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act but refused to stay its operation.
 
"@MamataOfficial. Now that the Supreme Court is seized of challenge to validity of Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 and has granted no stay, I appeal all to give up agitational path in the interest of peace so that normalcy returns and suffering of people is contained," Dhankhar tweeted.
 
The top court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Centre and sought its response by the second week of January next year on a batch of pleas challenging the Act.

I applaud with glee at the stupidity of the government for stoking the fire of Satyagraha: Kamal Haasan

CAA protest LIVE updates: Kamal Haasan criticises police action against Ramchandra Guha

Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan on Thursday lashed out at the police action against historian Ramchandra Guha and Swaraj Abhiyaan chief Yogendra Yadav during the anti-CAA protests, and expressed "concern" over their safety.
 
Yadav and Guha were detained by the police in Delhi ad Bengaluru, respectively.
 
In a tweet, Haasan said he was applauding with "glee the stupidity of the government for stoking the fire of Satyagaraha by arresting" Guha and Yadav.
 
"I applaud with glee at the stupidity of the government for stoking the fire of Satyagraha by arresting the thinking and questioning minds of India like @Ram_Guha & @_YogendraYadav," he said in the tweet.
 
"Yet I am concerned for their safety. India stands with you," he added.

A day when love, solidarity faced down bigotry and fascism: Arundhati Roy on CAA protests

Author Arundhati Roy on Thursday expressed solidarity with protestors across the country who took to the streets against the Citizenship Amendment Act and said this is a day when "love and solidarity faced down bigotry and fascism".
 
In a statement, she said the protests have "exposed" the government.
 
"Still we Rise. India is standing up. This government stands exposed and discredited. This is a day when love and solidarity face down bigotry and fascism. Everybody has joined in to protest against the unconstitutional CAB and NRC.
 
"We are Dalits, Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Adivasis, Marxists, Ambedkarites, Farmers, Workers, Academics, Writers, Poets, Painters and most of all Students who are the future of this country. This time you will not stop us," she said.

CAA protest: A peaceful protest should not be mishandled, says Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw on Guha's detention

Chairperson and Managing Director of biopharmaceuticals enterprise Biocon, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw expressed shock over the police action.
 
"This is shocking n reflects the total lack of understanding of fundamental freedom to express dissent - a peaceful protest shd not be mishandled in this manner", she said on Twitter.

Historian Guha, scores of protesters detained in Karnataka

Scores of people, including writer and historian Ramachandra Guha, were detained during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, in different parts of Karnataka on Thursday.
 
Protests were held at several places of the State, including Hubballi, Kalaburagi, Hassan, Mysuru and Ballary where police detained demonstrators who violated prohibitory orders.
 
Guha was detained near the Town Hall here, where he said it was "absolutely undemocratic" that police were not allowing even a peaceful protest, which is the democratic right of the citizens.
 
He was taken away by police personnel and led to a vehicle parked nearby.

Bandh call over CAA evokes mild response in Gujarat: Police

 A bandh called by a minority rights group against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens evoked lukewarm response here on Thursday as routine life remained unaffected, police said.
 
At least 12 members of the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) were detained from outside a college for protests against the new citizenship law, Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Patel said.
 
Autorickshaws were plying in the city which largely remained unaffected by the bandh call, he said.
 
While shops in Muslim-dominated areas of Juhapura, Jamalpur, Gomtipur and Teen Darwaja were shut since morning, the bandh call, given by 'Alp-Sankhyak Adhikar Manch', failed to evoke response in other areas as commercial establishments remained open there, police said.

This government is scared of students, historians: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday condemned the detention of historian Ramachandra Guha and others in Bengaluru for staging a demonstration against the new citizenship law and NRC.
 
Extending her solidarity with Guha and other agitators who were detained on Thursday morning, Banerjee said the Centre was scared of one of India's "most accomplished" historians.
 
"This government is scared of students. This government is scared of one of India's most accomplished historians for speaking to the media on #CAB #NRC and holding a poster of GandhiJi. I condemn the detention of Ram Guha. We extend our full solidarity to all those detained," she tweeted.
 
As many as 24 people along with Guha were detained by the Bengaluru Police when staged a protest against Act.

CAA protest: Centre scared of historian, says Mamata on detention of Ramchandra Guha

SP, Congress MLAs protest against CAA; Section 144 imposed across UP

The opposition Samajwadi Party and Congress legislators held protest at the legislative assembly complex here on Thursday against the amended Citizenship Act, even as prohibitory orders remained imposed across Uttar Pradesh.
 
The SP MLAs gathered at the Assembly building in the morning ahead of the sitting of the state legislature, despite tight security arrangements, and raised slogans against the contentious legislation.
 
Congress lawmakers too held similar protest around the same time, but away from the SP legislators.
 
The Samajwadi Party leaders assembled near the statue of Chaudhary Charan Singh before staging the protest and raised slogans, while Congress MLAs sat separately near the stair case close by.

Protests continue at Town Hall in Bengaluru against CAA

Security tightened ahead of demonstrations against Citizenship Act at August Kranti Maidan, Mumbai

no religion should be excluded from Citizenship Act: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Sukhbir Singh Badal, Shiromani Akali Dal President: Appeal that protests should not be violent. As for the act, I had said in Parliament also that no religion should be excluded from this act.
Film-maker Aparna Sen in Kolkata: Ours is a sub-continent that has many languages, cultures, ethnicities, it is held together by a tenuous thread that is secularism. If that thread breaks, then, the country breaks up. 

CAA protest: A State transport bus set ablaze in Sambhal

Karnataka: Protesters again start gathering at Town Hall in Bengaluru against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Congress MLA Rizwan Arshad detained by Police.

Delhi Police has directed telecom companies to halt all forms of communication services in the following areas:

Delhi Police has directed telecom companies to halt all forms of communication services in the following areas:
 
1) North and central district
2) Mandi House
3) Seelampur, Jaffarbad and Mustafabad
4) Jamia Nagar & Sheen Bagh
5) Bawana
FIR has been registered against students and unknown persons and they may keep adding people, Jaising said.
We will oppose the inclusion of a member of Delhi Police in the Commission, Jaising said
There are documented cases of injuries suffered by students but a single case not been registered, says Jaising
This is not one of those cases where one person is before you against an FIR. Here there are students and the State on the other hand and vulnerablity lies with the students, Jaising said.
Students cannot protect themselves against police brutality. There is undoubtedly beating of a severe nature. It cannot be said to be use of proportioned force, Jaising said.
What has happened has happened behind the walls of a gated University..neither the VC not Proctor granted permission to Delhi Police to enter the campus, Jaising said.
My concerns are unregulated arrests of students. Lawyers can take care of themselves. When students got arrested, had it not been for some citizens who visited police stations at night, students would still be in police stations, Jaising said.
All of us would like to see peace restored in the city and the country. Peace requires confidence builing measures. Let them show this is what they want and not quell lawful protests, Jaising said.
The situation is a subject matter of investigation. It is a matter of fact finding as per Supreme Court. An appropriate committee should be appointed for that purpose, Jaising said.
Senior advocate Indra Jaising: Issue is how do we maintain balance between right to protest plus free speech and maintaining law and order. Nobody is in favour of violence.
Beating up should be the last resort, we cannot have resort to weaponry at the first instance, says Hegde
Court may take judicial notice of the fact that the situation is still not normal. There are apprehensions on both sides. If there are any arrests, immediately the University has to be informed, says Hegde.
Hegde Seeks setting up of a commission under the aegis of a retd Judge who is conversant with Delhi situation and has credibility.

CAA protest: Delhi police entered both the mosque and the library, Sanjay Hegde tells Delhi high court

Delhi police entered both the mosque and the library. Was there trouble in the hostels and the toilet which justified the Police actions, says Sanjay Hegde.

CAA protest in Jamia: Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde begins submission.

The court has to determine what kind of fair inquiry needs to be taken into the incident, Hegde says.

CAA protest | Delhi police action was atrocious: Counsel for petitioner Manoj Dhiryan

This court has to decide what is that emergency situation the police sought to avert. Their action was atrocious , counsel for petitioner Manoj Dhiryan. 
Counsel seeks an appropriate enquiry by a retired Supreme Court or High Court judge, and a direction to restrain the police from acting against the students. 
CAA protest: Meeting of party General Secretaries called by BJP working president JP Nadda tomorrow, has been postponed.

CAA protests: Sandeep Dikshit detained by police at Mandi House

Delhi: Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit detained by police at Mandi House. He says, "I was not allowed to go to Red Fort (for protest), so, I came to Mandi House".

appeal to the central government to not bring this law but give employment to the youth: Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on being asked about protests over Citizenship Act: Today, law and order situation in the country is deteriorating. There is a fear among all citizens today. I appeal to the central government to not bring this law but give employment to the youth.

Permission has not been granted to any organisation to hold any rally against Citizenship Act: Hyderabad police

Resolution seeking Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya to be tabled in Assembly

A resolution seeking implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya will be tabled in the state Assembly during its special session on Thursday, officials said.
 
Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in and around the Assembly premises in Rilbong area of the hill town to prevent any untoward incident during the session, East Khasi Hills District Magistrate M W Nongbri.
 
The curfew imposed in Sadar and Lumdiengjri police station limits in the town has been relaxed for 14 hours from 6 am on Thursday, she said.
 
Mobile internet and mass messaging services will remain suspended till the state Home department reviews the situation, Nongbri said.

Anti-CAA protest: Left leaders detained at Mandi House

Left leaders D Raja, Sitaram Yechury, Nilotpal Basu, Brinda Karat and others were detained at Mandi House here during an anti-Citizenship Act protest on Thursday for defying prohibitory orders imposed by the Delhi Police in the area.
 
"We are being detained," CPI general Secretary D Raja told PTI just before he was put into a bus by the police.
 
Earlier, scores of agitators were detained at the Red Fort where another protest by students and activists was set to begin.
 
Swarajya Abhiyan chief Yogendra Yadav was among those detained there, officials said. 

Protesters at Shaheedi Park being detained and put into buses


Citizenship Act LIVE updates: Protesters at Shaheedi Park being detained and put into buses


If not today when will you stand up for your country?, tweets Yogendra. He's detained at the moment by the Delhi police

Former JNU student and activist Umar Khalid amongst protesters detained by police for protesting against Citizenship Act, near Red Fort.

About a thousand protesters detained in Delhi over CAA protests

Bengaluru: Police detains protesters at Town Hall over CAA protests

Airtel suspends Voice, SMS and data in certain areas in Delhi on government orders

We're complying with instructions received from govt authorities on suspending Voice, SMS and data in certain areas in Delhi.
There were few protests in Delhi in past 24 hrs which were organised by mobilising people through WhatsApp groups but no organization has come up to take responsibility of protest. Few locations identified where officers have asked to provide local intelligence frequently: ANI
There are inputs of mobilising people from neighbouring states of Delhi. A message has been given to all concerned districts to keep a check on all Delhi borders: Report

Delhi police arrests 12 more in connection with violence in northeast Delhi

The Delhi Police made 12 fresh arrests in connection with the violence during protests in the northeast part of the city against the amended Citizenship Act, officials said on Thursday.
 
The police had arrested nine people on Tuesday and Wednesday in connection with the violence.
 
Giving details of the arrests, officials said while 12 people were nabbed in connection with the violence and vandalism in Seelampur, five have been held for the Jafrabad case and four in the Dayal Pur cases.
 
Angry protesters demanding scrapping of the amended legislation had pelted police personnel with stones, torched several motorbikes and vandalised two police booths as well as three buses in Seelampur on Tuesday, leaving 21 people injured.

BJP working president JP Nadda has called a meeting of party General Secretaries tomorrow over Citizenship Amendment Act

BJP working president JP Nadda has called a meeting of party General Secretaries tomorrow, over the programs being organised by the party on Citizenship Amendment Act.

Citizenship Amendment Act: Yediyurappa calls for peace, allays fears of Muslims

With protests planned by various groups in different parts of the state against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday called for peace and tried to allay fears among the Muslim community regarding the law.
 
The Chief Minister on Wednesday had declared that his government will "hundred per cent" implement the Citizenship Amendment Act in Karnataka.
 
"I appeal to the minority Muslim brothers, this law will in no way affect you, protecting your interest is our responsibility. Kindly cooperate, maintain peace and order," Yediyurappa said.
 
Speaking to reporters here, he said "we have not given permission for any agitation in favour or against the law, and section 144 (prohibitory orders) were in place.
"Things are normal for now, there is no problem, no one should organise any programmes in this regard and every one should maintain peace...police are monitoring things," he added.

Citizenship Act protests: Protestors defy Section 144, assemble at Red fort

Permission has not been granted for the protest march to be held by the communist party from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar over Citizenship Ammendment Act and NRC at 12 pm today.

Left parties hold protest in Bengaluru against the amended Citizenship law

Large number of protesters in Red Fort area where Section 144 has been imposed

No permission granted for protest at Red Fort: Delhi police

Delhi Police has not given permission for protest at Red Fort and Mandi House. Section 144 is imposed throughout the at Red Fort and other important installations and areas (including Supreme Court).
 
Police have also said that due to security reasons and traffic obstruction the permission for Mandi House and Red Fort has been denied.
 
There are a few Police stations, which currently have section 144 in their jurisdiction. Red Fort (throughout the year), seelampur and Jaffrabad because of the violence and part of New Delhi district.

Entry & exit gates of Patel Chowk, Lok Kalyan Marg, Udyog Bhawan, ITO, Pragati Maidan and Khan Market are closed

Delhi: Road 13A closed due to public agitation over CAA

The Road No 13A between Mathura Road and Kalindi Kunj would be closed for traffic movement due to public agitation over Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), said the Delhi Traffic Police on Thursday.
 
People coming from Noida, Uttar Pradesh have been advised to take the Delhi Noida Direct (DND) Flyway or Akshardham road to reach Delhi.

Citizenship Act: Prohibitory orders in UP for 2 days, schools shut

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPc have been imposed in the whole of Uttar Pradesh and no permission for an assembly or gathering in the state has been given on Thursday.
 
"Section 144 is in force and no permission for any gathering has been given for December 19. Please do not participate. Parents are also requested to counsel their children," said Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) O. P. Singh in a tweet posted around midnight on Wednesday.

Congress, NCP, other parties set up front to protest CAA, NRC

The Congress, NCP and various other parties have formed a front and are organising a protest here on Thursday against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Thursday.
 
These parties have come together under a front, called 'Hum Bharat Ke Log', which will hold a protest at the August Kranti Maidan here, a release issued by the front said.
 
It dubbed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and NRC as "unconstitutional and discriminatory".
 
Besides the Maharashtra units of Congress and NCP, the Samajwadi Party, CPI, CPM, JD(S), Peasants and Workers Party of India, Muslim League and various citizen organisations will also take part in the protest.
 
The front, in its release, said December 19 is historically significant as it was in this day in 1927 that freedom fighters Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaqullah Khan and Roshan Singh went to the gallows.

Bengal peaceful as no fresh violence reported over new citizenship law

West Bengal was peaceful with no fresh incident of violence over the new citizenship law reported so far on Thursday, police said.
 
However, stray incidents of clashes between groups supporting the amended Citizenship Act and those opposing it were reported on Wednesday.
 
Five persons were injured when crude bombs were hurled at a protest march taken out against the new citizenship law in North Dinajpur district, a police officer said.
 
The agitators had blocked NH 34 for two hours against the incident.
 
The state had witnessed violence and arson from December 13 to 17 during protests against the new citizenship law.

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