CAA protest rocks Delhi: Police enter Jamia Millia, teargas shells fired, Metro service disrupted
The ongoing protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Delhi intensified today with students of the Jamia ilia Islamia University continuing with their protest against the new citizenship law that they say is discriminatory and violates the Constitution.
To quell he protest, the Delhi Police entered the Jamia Milia Islamia University in South Delhi. Jamia officials told news agency PTI that the Delhi Police has entered he university campus and has blocked the university gates.
Owing to the ongoing situation in and around Jamia Milia Islamia University, the Delhi Metro said it has decided to prevent halting of trains at stations that arein close proximity to the university like Sukhdev Vihar, Jamia Millia Islamia, Okhla Vihar and Jasola Vihar.
Entry and exit gates of Sukhdev Vihar, Jamia Millia Islamia, Okhla Vihar and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations, a Delhi Metro official told PTI. The decision was taken following an advice received from the Delhi Police.
The Delhi Police has closed traffic movement from Okhla Underpass to Sarita Vihar due to demonstrations in Jamia Milia Islamia University. Kindly avoid this road. Mathura Road opposite New Friends Colony both carriageways, have also been blocked by demonstrators, news agency ANI quoted police officials as saying.
Meanwhile, the Jamia Teachers Association has appealed to students to keep away from “direction-less” protest led by local political leaders. Earlier in the day, the BJP alleged that he Aam Aadmi Party leaders in the area are trying to fan the protest a charge rejected by the latter.
A group of Jamia students have also issued a statement saying, We have time and again maintained that our protests are peaceful and non-violent.
Buses torched in Delhi
Earlier in the day, buses of the Delhi transport Corporation were set ablaze y protesters near Bharat Nagar during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
One fire tender was rushed to the spot to control the fire. Two firemen are reported to have been injured.