CAA Unrest: Bhim Army Chief Azad Taken in Custody from Jama Masjid

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After holding day-long protest over the Citizenship Amendment Act at Delhi’s Jama Masjid, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad was taken in police custody by the Delhi police in the wee hours of Saturday, 21 December.

As anti-CAA protests flared across the nation, violence erupted in Delhi’s Daryaganj on Friday evening where the police used water canons and lathis to disperse protesters who were allegedly pelted stones at the security personnel. A car was also set ablaze outside the Daryaganj police station, following which least 30-35 protesters, including minors were detained.

At least 15 demonstrators were also detained in Delhi's Seemapuri where incidents of stone-pelting by a group of protesters were reported, in which, an additional deputy commissioner of police reportedly sustained minor injuries.

Students and civilians protested outside the Delhi Police Headquarters on Friday night, demanding release of those detained.

  • Congress president Sonia Gandhi said that the BJP government is showing an utter disregard for people’s voices
  • Mobile internet services have been restored across Assam
  • Internet has been suspended in as many as 14 districts of Uttar Pradesh
  • Delhi High Court asked the Centre and Delhi Police to respond to a plea seeking a fact-finding inquiry into the Jamia incident
  • Police detained noted historian Ramachandra Guha and social activist Yogendra Yadav in Bengaluru and Delhi respectively on Thursday, during anti-CAA protests

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Published: 19 Dec 2019, 10:54 AM IST
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