Protests are continuing in many parts of the country, including Delhi, against the BJP-led Narendra Modi government’s passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act in Parliament. On Thursday, several parties protested, including Yogendra Yadav’s Swaraj India, Communist Party’s march in Delhi. Section 144 has been imposed by banning internet in some areas of Delhi. At the same time, many people were arrested in Bengaluru, including the famous historian Ramchandra Guha. Violent clashes broke out between protesters and police in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. In which a protestor was killed.
In Lucknow, protesters set fire to several vehicles including media, OB vans, buses, cars. Section 144 is applicable in many districts of Uttar Pradesh. Violent demonstrations were also held in Bengaluru and Mangaluru in Karnataka. Two protesters died in Mangaluru. After which curfew has been imposed in the entire city. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has demanded a referendum on the Citizenship Amendment Bill from an independent body like the United Nations. At the same time, Congress President Rahul Gandhi attacked the government and said that the government is suppressing the voice of the protesters through Section 144 and internet ban.
Curfew has been imposed in Mangaluru due to violent protests over the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Also, all the colleges and schools in the area have been discharged. In view of this, Visvesvaraya Technological University has postponed all the examinations to be held on December 20. University administration will release new date for these examinations.
Curfew imposed in Mangaluru till 22 December
Curfew has been implemented in all areas of Mangaluru city of Karnataka till midnight on 22 December. Mangaluvaru City Police Commissioner PS Harsh has given this information. Earlier, curfew was imposed in only 5 police station areas of Mangaluru. Two protesters were killed in Mangaluru on Thursday during a violent demonstration against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Section 144 will be applicable on Friday in Bengaluru
Due to the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka, section 144 will remain in force in the city till Friday. Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao said that 24 people have been arrested and 8 cases have been registered during the CAA Protest. A case has also been registered against MLA Rizwan Arshad and historian Ramchandra Guha.
Bengaluru IIS read the Preamble of the Constitution opposing CAA
Students at the Indian Institute of Science (IIS) campus in Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka, read the Preamble to the Constitution opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
32 protesters detained in Ahmedabad, 19 policemen injured
Ahmedabad Police Commissioner Ashish Bhatia told the media that 32 people have been detained in a violent demonstration against CAA on Thursday. Police has registered an FIR against him. People who spread violence are being identified through CCTV footage. On Thursday, 19 policemen were injured in a demonstration in Shah Alam area of Ahmedabad.
Internet closed for 48 hours in Mangaluru city and Dakshina Kannada district
The Karnataka government has banned internet services in Mangaluru city and Dakshina Kannada district for the next 48 hours amid the uproar over the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Two protesters died in Mangaluru on Thursday. At present, curfew is also in five police station areas of Mangaluru.
Internet ban up to 10 am in Prayagraj
Mobile Internet services have been discontinued in Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh till 10 am on Friday. This decision has been taken due to the opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act.