Gopal Rai Assured of Adequate Police Force in Violence-Hit Delhi

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Protesters gathered at Marine Drive detained by Mumbai police

State Minister, Gopal Rai who was camping outside LG Baijal’s residence, said, "Police assured us that adequate security will be deployed in vulnerable areas. We're going back now".

Police have detained the protesters who had gathered at Marine Drive to protest against Monday’s violence in Delhi.

Three civilians were killed on Monday during clashes over the CAA in northeast Delhi, hours after a Delhi Police head constable was killed and a deputy commissioner of police was injured.

Tensions escalated in northeast Delhi with protesters torching at least two houses and a fire tender in the Jaffrabad and Maujpur areas, where pro and anti-CAA groups clashed for the second consecutive day.

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to urge the restoration of law and order in Delhi
  • Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on Monday said that senior officers are in the field and that sufficient forces have been deployed, adding that the situation is under control
  • Court-appointed interlocutors Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran, submitted their report to the SC bench of Justices in a sealed cover on 24 February
  • After violence broke out between police and anti-CAA protesters on 23 February evening in Aligarh, mobile internet was suspended for a six-hour period starting 6 pm

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10:22 AM, 13 Feb

11 Served Notice for Sit-In Against CAA in UP's Sambhal

The Sambhal district administration in Uttar Pradesh has issued notices to 11 people part of a sit-in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act for the past 20 days in Pucca Bagh area of Nakhasa, an official told PTI on Thursday.

The administration has identified 11 people for instigating the protesters, including several women, sitting on dharna and issued notices under CrPC sections 107 (security for keeping peace) and 116 (inquiry as to truth of information) asking them to sign a personal bond of Rs 50 lakh each with an undertaking that they would not indulge in any disruptive activities, Sub Divisional Magistrate Rajesh Kumar said.

On the other hand, Superintendent of Police Yamuna Prasad said a separate set of notices have been served by police to 75 people, including nine women, sitting on the dharna under section 149 of the CrPC, which empowers the police to prevent cognisable offences, reports PTI.

10:28 AM, 13 Feb

Cong to Start 2nd Phase of Anti-CAA March From Thursday

Opposition Congress today announced it would start its second phase of 'Padyatra' (march) against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act across the north bank of Brahmaputra from Thursday.

The 'Padyatra' will begin from Behali in Sonitpur and conclude in Nalbari on 20 February.

11:15 AM, 13 Feb

13 Served Notice for Arson During Anti-CAA Protests in Lucknow, Asked to Shell out 21 Lakh

Lucknow's administration has served notice to 13 people in connection with the violence and arson that occurred during the anti-CAA protests in the Sadar area on 19 December 2019.

Those identified have been asked to deposit Rs 21,76,000 with the government treasury within 30 days, according to the recovery order.

This comes after a plea against the government notice was dismissed by the Lucknow High Court.

11:56 AM, 13 Feb

Shaheen Bagh Protesters Should Agitate Against NPR, NRC: Jairam Ramesh

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has said people in Shaheen Bagh, epicentre of anti-CAA protests, should agitate against the National Population Register and National Register of Citizens if they are worried that their citizenship is going to be taken away from them, PTI reported.

He claimed that the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi served the BJP's "communal interest and also helped communal Muslim interests."

Published: 13 Feb 2020, 04:15 PM IST
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