Police Uses Water Cannon Against Anti-CAA Protesters in WB

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 Police use water cannons to disperse anti-CAA protesters.
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Police used water cannons to disperse workers of Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) who were protesting in Siliguri, West Bengal, against CAA, NRC and were demanding jobs, reported ANI on Wednesday, 12 February.

A resolution urging the Centre to repeal the Citizenship (Amendment) Act was passed in the Puducherry Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.

Three BJP MLAs had walked out of the state Assembly after the government introduced the resolution in the House. Meanwhile, the MLAs of AIADMK and All India NR Congress boycotted the proceedings of the House, reported ANI.

A special Assembly session had been called for the resolution.

Snapshot
  • Protesters against CAA, NRC and NPR were forcibly pushed back by the police as they breached the barricades in Delhi on 10 February
  • While the Supreme Court has refused to remove people protesting at Shaheen Bagh for now, it also observed that “there cannot be indefinite protests in a common area”
  • On the Shaheen Bagh protest, SC has set the matter for hearing on 17 February and issued notices to the Centre, the Delhi government and the police
  • MP Cabinet on passed a resolution on 5 February demanding the Centre to repeal CAA
7:32 AM , 30 Jan
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Delhi Police Releases Photos of 70 People Involved in Violence Near Jamia

Delhi Police on Wednesday released photos of 70 people who were allegedly involved in violence during the anti-CAA protests near Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi last month, officials said.

On 15 December last year, the police had entered the campus and used force against students claiming violence during anti-CAA protests at the University.

7:23 AM , 30 Jan
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European Parliament Debates Anti-CAA Motion

A joint motion, combining five different resolutions tabled by Members of the European Parliament against India's Citizenship (Amendment) Act, was debated at the Plenary session in Brussels on Thursday, 30 January, PTI reported.

The debate opened with a statement by Helena Dalli, the vice president of the European Commission and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, who spoke strongly in favour of the "rich, frank and open" relationship the European Union (EU) shares with India.

9:58 AM , 30 Jan

No Permission to March from Jamia to Rajghat: Delhi Police

The Delhi police, on Thursday, 30 January, said that no permission has been given by the Jamia Coordination Committee for a march against CAA and NRC from Jamia to Rajghat.

11:06 AM , 30 Jan

Three Dalit Leaders Arrested for Apprehension of Breach of Peace in UP

Three Dalit leaders have been arrested here and sent to jail for alleged apprehension of breach of peace, police said.

Vikas Median, chief of Dalit outfit Udham Singh Sena, Bhim Army activist Teekam Bodh and one more person were arrested on Wednesday, 29 January evening over apprehensions that they could breach peace in the area, they said.


Published: 30 Jan 2020, 8:11 AM IST