CAA protests LIVE: Nothing anti-minority about Citizenship Act, says Shah

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Fumes seen as protesters set vehicles on fire in Seelampur
The Supreme Court Tuesday declined to set up a committee of a retired apex court judge to inquire into the incidents of violent protests in different parts of the country against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and said that such panels may be appointed by the high courts concerned.

Unrest over the Delhi and Lucknow police crackdown in Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) spread across the country on Monday with demonstrations being held in several campuses, including in Hyderabad, Lucknow, Mumbai and Kolkata.

12:48 AM IST The Left-backed All India Students' Association (AISA) on Tuesday condemned the Delhi Police's action of filing an FIR against three Jamia Millia Islamia students in connection with Sunday's violence in the area around the varsity. The FIR has been filed against seven persons, including former Congress MLA Asif Khan.   The other six accused persons have been identified as local politicians Ashu Khan, Mustafa and Haider, AISA member Chandan Kumar, SIO member Asif Tanha, and CYSS member Kasim Usmani, police said.   Rather than taking action against police officials who unleashed violence on the students, the Delhi Police has filed FIR against student activists of Jamia, the AISA said in a statement.   "From AISA, we want to state categorically that we cannot be silenced by these victimising tactics. We are fighting to defend our Constitution. We are fighting to save the secular fabric of India and the citizenship of Indian people," the student body said.   "The fight will only get intensified against today's rulers who want to divide the country on communal lines and who want to disenfranchise crores of Indians," it said.

12:03 AM IST   Seelampur violence update: Around 300-400 people were holding peaceful protest at Brijpuri area. Hoeber, suddenly the protesters started pelting stones. We had a discussion with them follwoing which the situation is under control now. Few people were injured in the process, says RP Meena Addl DCP North East Delhi.    

10:52 PM IST Scattered protests were held in Uttar Pradesh against the Citizenship Amendment Act and police action in Jamia Millia with no report of any violence in the state. However, police have detained 113 people for allegedly trying to sprak outrage with their posts on social media, said DGP OP Singh.    Singh added that 19 people have been arrested in Mau. Prohibitory orders are in place in all districts of the state. Internet services are suspended in Aligarh, Meerut, Saharanpur and Mau. Further, forwarded messages are being monitored by the social media cell. 

10:33 PM IST Seelampur violence: Fresh protests have boken out against Citizenship Amended Act in Brijpuri area, says PTI

9:09 PM IST Seelampur update: No police station was burnt during the violence, clarified Delhi police. Police said that only a booth was damaged during the clash betwen protesters and police. 

9:07 PM IST BJP MP Gautam Gambhir speaking on Jamia Millia police action has said that lathi charge is "wrong" but police will retaliate if you are the protesters are throwing stones and burn public properties. 

8:50 PM IST Former Congress MLA Asif Khan has been named in an FIR involving Jamia Millia violence that took place on December 15.

8:36 PM IST Bahujan Samaj Party will be meeting President Ram Nath Kovind tomorrow and seek the repeal of the new Citizenship Amendment Act. BSP was not part of the opposition delegation led by Sonia Gandhi. 

8:33 PM IST West Bengal govt has extended internet suspension in North Dinajpur district for another 48 hours amid protests over Citizenship Amendment Act.

8:27 PM IST RJD leader Manoj Jha moved the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act. RJD said that providing citizenship on the ground of religion was against the basic structure of the Constitution. Jha in his plea said that the Act was violates secularism as it excludes people in providing citizenship with a "malafide intention to discriminate" against religious groups not covered by the amendment.

8:25 PM IST I have directed Delhi Police to ensure peace in national capital, says Home Minister Amit Shah. Shah further said that no case will be registered against the students protesting against Citizenship Amendment Act.         

8:14 PM IST Seelampur violence: Delhi police using drones to monitor situation following violent protests and clashes between protesters and police. 

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Students' body condemns FIR against three Jamia students

The Left-backed All India Students' Association (AISA) on Tuesday condemned the Delhi Police's action of filing an FIR against three Jamia Millia Islamia students in connection with Sunday's violence in the area around the varsity. The FIR has been filed against seven persons, including former Congress MLA Asif Khan.
 
The other six accused persons have been identified as local politicians Ashu Khan, Mustafa and Haider, AISA member Chandan Kumar, SIO member Asif Tanha, and CYSS member Kasim Usmani, police said.
 
Rather than taking action against police officials who unleashed violence on the students, the Delhi Police has filed FIR against student activists of Jamia, the AISA said in a statement.
 
"From AISA, we want to state categorically that we cannot be silenced by these victimising tactics. We are fighting to defend our Constitution. We are fighting to save the secular fabric of India and the citizenship of Indian people," the student body said.
 
"The fight will only get intensified against today's rulers who want to divide the country on communal lines and who want to disenfranchise crores of Indians," it said.

Few people injured in fresh protests in Saleempur's Brijpuri area, situation under control: Delhi Police

 
Seelampur violence update: Around 300-400 people were holding peaceful protest at Brijpuri area. Hoeber, suddenly the protesters started pelting stones. We had a discussion with them follwoing which the situation is under control now. Few people were injured in the process, says RP Meena Addl DCP North East Delhi.
 
 

19 people detained in Mau, 113 in total in UP for inflammatory posts on social media: DGP OP Singh

Scattered protests were held in Uttar Pradesh against the Citizenship Amendment Act and police action in Jamia Millia with no report of any violence in the state. However, police have detained 113 people for allegedly trying to sprak outrage with their posts on social media, said DGP OP Singh. 
 
Singh added that 19 people have been arrested in Mau. Prohibitory orders are in place in all districts of the state. Internet services are suspended in Aligarh, Meerut, Saharanpur and Mau. Further, forwarded messages are being monitored by the social media cell. 

Fresh protests break out in Seelampur's Brijpuri area

Seelampur violence: Fresh protests have boken out against Citizenship Amended Act in Brijpuri area, says PTI

Seelampur violence: No police station was set on fire, clarifies Delhi Police

Seelampur update: No police station was burnt during the violence, clarified Delhi police. Police said that only a booth was damaged during the clash betwen protesters and police. 

Lathi charge 'wrong', but police will retaliate if you pelt stones, says MP Gautam Gamdhir

BJP MP Gautam Gambhir speaking on Jamia Millia police action has said that lathi charge is "wrong" but police will retaliate if you are the protesters are throwing stones and burn public properties. 

Ex-Congress MLA Asif Khan named in Jamia violence FIR

Former Congress MLA Asif Khan has been named in an FIR involving Jamia Millia violence that took place on December 15.

BSP delegation to meet President Kovind tomorrow, seek abrogation of Citizenship Act

Bahujan Samaj Party will be meeting President Ram Nath Kovind tomorrow and seek the repeal of the new Citizenship Amendment Act. BSP was not part of the opposition delegation led by Sonia Gandhi. 

Govt decides to extend suspension of internet in West Bengal's North Dinajpur for 48 hours

West Bengal govt has extended internet suspension in North Dinajpur district for another 48 hours amid protests over Citizenship Amendment Act.

RJD moves Supreme Court against Citizenship Amendment Act

RJD leader Manoj Jha moved the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act. RJD said that providing citizenship on the ground of religion was against the basic structure of the Constitution. Jha in his plea said that the Act was violates secularism as it excludes people in providing citizenship with a "malafide intention to discriminate" against religious groups not covered by the amendment.

Directed Delhi Police to ensure peace in national capital, says Amit Shah

I have directed Delhi Police to ensure peace in national capital, says Home Minister Amit Shah. Shah further said that no case will be registered against the students protesting against Citizenship Amendment Act. 
 
 
 
 

Police using drones to monitor situation after violent protests in Seelampur

Seelampur violence: Delhi police using drones to monitor situation following violent protests and clashes between protesters and police. 

5 students arrested in Gujarat's Vadodara for objectionable graphiti on Citizenship Amendment Act

5 students have been arrested in GUjarat for inappropriate graphiti against Citizenship Amendment Act. According to reports, none of the students have links to any political parites. 

12 policemen, 6 civilians injured in Seelampur violence: Delhi Police

Seelampur violence update: 21 people, including 12 policemen and 6 civilians, injured. Five people detained, says Delhi Police. Separately, Two FIRs registered at Seelampur and Zaffrabad police stations

Students hold protest inside Guru Gobind Singh University

Guru Gobind Singh students protest against Citizenship Amendment Act. 

Police enters Madras University campus amid CAA protests

Police enters Madras Univeristy campus amid Citizenship Amendment Act protests.

28 people detained in connection to ciolence in Mau, Uttar Pradesh: Praveen Kumar, IG Law and Order

28 people have been detained in connection with violent incidents in Mau yesterday, over Citizenship Amendment Act. Investigation underway, says IG Law and Order Praveen Kumar

Entry, exit gates of all metro stations reopened: DMRC

Metro update: Welcome, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar metro stations that were closed in view of Seelampur violence reopened.

Situation in Seelampur under control, says Delhi Police

Situation under control in Seelampur. We are checking video footages and no one will be spared, says Delhi Police PRO. 

Delhi's Saket court sent 6 people arrested in connection with violence during Jamia protest sent to 14-day custody

Delhi court sends 6 people, arrested in connection with CAA protests near Jamia Millia Islamia, to judicial custody till Dec 30.

Sonia Gandhi-led opposition leaders meet President Kovind

Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi, other Congress leaders and important opposition leaders met with President Ram Nath Kovind over police action inside Jamia Millia.

Sonia in a press brief outside Rashtrapati Bhavan hit out at the Modi govt. Congress president said that the leaders are anguised at the police action taken towards demonstators.  She said, "We've an example in Delhi where Police entered the Jamia women hostel & dragged them out, it mercilessly beat students.I think you all have seen that Modi govt seems to have no compassion when it comes to shutting down people's voices and implement legislation."

Appeal to citizens to maintain peace and harmony, nothing can be achieved through violence: Delhi CM

Delhi Cm Arvind Kejriwal in a tweet appealed to citizens to not resort to violence and maintain peace. He stressed that nothing can be gained by violence and it is not acceptable in a civilised society. 

Opposition misleading people, no question of taking away citizenship of minority: Amit Shah

Opposition is misleading people of this country, said Amit Shah. He added, "I reiterate that there is no question of taking away citizenship of any person from any minority community. There is no such provision in the bill. I want to say to Congress party that this was part of Nehru-Liaquat pact but was not implemented for 70 years because you wanted to make vote bank. Our government has implemented the pact and given citizenship to lakhs and crores of people." 

DMRC update: All entry and exit gates of Seelampur Metro station open

All entry entry and exit gates of Seelampur metro station have been reopened. 

Sonia Gandhi-led opposition delegation to meet President Ram Nath Kovind

Sonia Gandhi leads delegation of opposition leaders to meet President Kovind amid Citizenship Act unrest across the nation.

Police bikes burnt, protesters lathicharged in Seelampur

According to reports, protesters have set a police station in the area on fire. Plumes of smoke billowed from at least two localities. Separately, police said two bikes of traffic cops were burnt by the demonstrators, adding a police booth in the area was damaged.

Violent clashes erupts in Northeast Delhi's Seelampur; police use tear gas

About 2,000 protesters clashed with Delhi Police in Northeast Delhi's Seelampur. Police resorted to lathicharge and used tear gas to disperse the crowd. Police said that a protest was scheduled for 2 pm today which led to a violent clash. More details awaited. 

Exams rescheduled in Jamia, AMU: MHRD

Exams in Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University have been rescheduled, according to Ministry of Human Resource Development. 

Police use tear gas shells, resort to lathicharge in Jaffrabad area

Violent protests broke out in Jaffrabad area between protesters and police. Police resorted to lathicharge and also used tear gas shells to disperse crowd. 

DMRC Update: Entry & exit gates of Welcome, Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur, Seelampur and Gokulpuri are closed.

Update: Metro gates Entry and exit gates of Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations. 

Entry & exit gates of Welcome, Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur, Seelampur and Gokulpuri are closed. Trains won't be halting at these stations. Stations closed after clash broke out between protesters and Delhi police over Citizenship Amendment Act. 

'Barbaric' beatings in Jamia by police, allege activists, students

"Barbaric" beatings, abuse and humiliation were perpetrated on students by the police during their crackdown on those protesting against the citizenship law on Sunday in Jamia Millia Islamia, alleged injured students and activists on Tuesday.
 
The university had turned into a battlefield on Sunday as police entered the campus and also used force, following protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, that led to violence and arson in which four DTC buses, 100 private vehicles and 10 police bikes were damaged.
Supreme Court during Jamia Millia Islamia/Aligarh Muslim University incidents case hearing: We do not have to intervene. It is a law & order problem, how did the buses burn? Why don’t you approach jurisdictional High Court?

We don't want to spend time knowing facts, you should go to courts below first, says CJI S A Bobde hearing pleas on CAA protests.

We don't want to spend time knowing facts, you should go to courts below first, says CJI S A Bobde hearing pleas on CAA protests.
SC commences hearing pleas on alleged police atrocities on persons protesting against Citizenship Amendment Act

Stalin dubs CAA autocratic, says it "tramples" rights of Muslims

DMK president M K Stalin on Tuesday hit out at the Citizenship Amendment Act as "hasty and autocratic" and alleged the BJP-led Centre's objective was not India's progress but trampling the rights of Muslims.
 
Stalin, the leader of opposition in the Assembly, addressing a protest here against the CAA asked if Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fulfilled his electoral promises like doubling farmers income and two crore jobs per year adding he has not delivered on such assurances.
 
The government led by him was, however, only implementing things that were detrimental to the country, he alleged and listed out abrogation of Article 370, which "stifled democracy in Kashmir," and bringing a law against triple talaq (Muslim Women [Protection of Rights on Marriage] Act).

Citizenship Act: CJI asks petitioner to approach High Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday did not accede to urgently list a matter related to the amended citizenship law and said that it cannot assume jurisdiction for whatever is happening across the country.
 
"We are not a trial court. We cannot assume jurisdiction for whatever is happening all over the country. The situations may be different, facts and circumstances may be different," a bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde told senior advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, who mentioned the matter before it for urgent hearing.

Writ petitions filed in Calcutta High Court over Mamata's statement saying CAA will not be implemented in the state

Writ petitions filed in Calcutta High Court over Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement saying Citizenship Amendment Act will not be implemented in the state, and advertisements over the same by the state government in media, using public funds.

UP Assembly adjourned briefly amid oppn uproar over law and order issue

The opening day of the Winter Session of the Uttar Pradesh legislature got off to a stormy start, with the opposition forcing adjournment of the Assembly minutes after it met for the day on Tuesday.
 
Opposition members created uproar over various issues including the law and order situation in the state and the ongoing protests against the amended Citizenship Act.

CPM, Congress, IUML keep away from hartal

A group of 30 Islamic and political outfits have called the hartal from which major political parties, including the ruling CPI(M) and the opposition Congress and IUML are keeping away.

KSRTC buses stoned, roads blocked during hartal against CAA in Kerala

Incidents of stone throwing on state-run KSRTC buses have been reported from various parts of Kerala as the dawn-to-dusk hartal called against the Citizenship Amendment Act and police action on students of Jamia university in Delhi, began today.
 
A group of 30 Islamic and political outfits have called the hartal.
 
KSRTC, private buses, four wheelers and autorickshaws were seen plying in the state capital, while in north Kerala, especially Kannur and Kozhikode, roads wore a deserted look in the early hours of the stir.
Stone throwing incidents on KSRTC buses have been reported from Peroorkada in the capital city, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kozhikode and Aluva in Kochi.
Demonstrations were also taken out by the hartal supporters in many places.
 
In Palakkad, around 120 people have been either arrested or taken into preventive custody till 9 am.

Citizenship Act: Curfew relaxed in Shillong from 6 am to 7 pm, ban on internet services to remain in force

Curfew was relaxed for 13 hours in Shillong today even as the ban on mobile internet services will remain in force, officials said.
 
The curfew was relaxed from 6 am from areas under Lumdiengjri police station and Sadar police station limits, a statement from the East Khasi Hills district administration said.
 
Banks, main markets were open and vehicles were plying on the streets. Schools have announced their annual results following which winter vacations have begun in most of the educational institutions.
 
Mobile internet remained shut for another 48 hours beginning from 5 pm on Monday even as mobile messaging services were relaxed to 5 messages per number that includes OTP services, a senior Home department official said.

Peaceful protest outside Jamia against Citizenship Amended Act

Protesters, including students and local residents, converged outside Jamia Millia Islamia University here with tricolour and placards on Tuesday to continue their demonstration against the Citizenship Amended Act and National Register of Citizens.
 
Braving freezing cold, they took out small marches outside the varsity, shouting slogans against the government.
 
They, however, made sure the movement of traffic was not affected.
 
A few students said though many of their classmates have gone back home, they have decided to stay put and fight till the amendments in the Citizenship Act are withdrawn.

DMK leaders Kanimozhi and Dayanidhi Maran along with party leaders hold protest against Citizenship Amendment Act

Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena on opposition parties delegation to meet the President over Citizenship Amendment Act: I do not know about it. Shiv Sena is not part of this delegation.

BSP to meet the President, protest against Citizenship Act

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati: BSP's parliamentary party has also sought time to meet the President. Our party will also raise our voices in the UP assembly, against Citizenship Amendment Act and crimes against women.

36 cases have been registered so far and 190 protesters have been arrested in Assam

Assam DGP, BJ Mahanta: 136 cases have been registered so far and 190 protesters have been arrested.These were not normal democratic protesters but people who indulged in violence, some conspirators have also been arrested, including some major leaders from various organizations. 

10 people arrested in connection with Dec 15 Jamia Millia Islamia incident: Delhi Police

Delhi Police: 10 people with criminal backgrounds arrested, in connection with Dec 15 Jamia Millia Islamia incident. No student has been arrested.

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