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

Catch all the live updates on the protests against the amended Citizenship Act here.

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Catch all the live updates on the protests against the amended Citizenship Act here.

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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5:15 AM, 19 Dec

Anti-CAA Protests Held in London

Protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act were held in London on Wednesday at the Indian High Commission, London School of Economics and SOAS University.

5:15 AM, 19 Dec

Huge Jam At Delhi-Gurugram Border

Massive jams were witnessed in many parts of the national capital, including the Delhi-Gurgaon border, on Thursday morning as the Delhi police barricaded roads and imposed traffic restrictions to clamp down on planned protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Gurugram Traffic Police cited "barricading by Delhi Police" as the reason.

5:15 AM, 19 Dec

Section 144 Imposed Near Red Fort

Section-144 has been imposed near Red Fort ahead of a protest march against CAA, scheduled to begin from the spot at 11:30 am on Thursday.

Lahori Gate, Kashmere Gate and Kotwali police stations will come under this order

5:05 AM, 19 Dec

Several Metro Stations in Delhi Closed

Several metro stations in Delhi-NCR have been shut ahead of anti-CAA protests. Trains will not be halting at these stations:

  • Jamia Millia Islamia
  • Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh
  • Munirka
  • Lal Quila
  • Jama Masjid
  • Chandni Chowk
  • Vishwavidyalaya
  • Patel Chowk
  • Lok Kalyan Marg
  • Udyog Bhawan
  • ITO
  • Pragati Maidan
  • Khan Market
  • Central Secretariat
  • Barakhamba