Sec 144 Imposed Near Red Fort Ahead of Anti-CAA Protest March

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.

Section 144 has been imposed near Red Fort ahead of an anti-CAA protest march, scheduled to begin from the spot. The entry and exit gates of several metro stations in the capital have also been shut.

The prohibitory orders have also been imposed in entire UP and parts of Karnataka, including Bengaluru.

Delhi HC has agreed to hear on Thursday, a PIL seeking setting up of a fact-finding committee to look into the recent violence at Jamia Milia Islamia University.

  • Supreme Court, on Wednesday, refused to stay the implementation of CAA and asked Centre to respond to the PILs challenging its constitutional validity
    Delhi’s Saket Court on Tuesday, sent 10 accused, in connection with Jamia Millia Islamia incident, to 14-day judicial custody
  • SC has asked petitioners seeking inquiry into police action in Jamia to approach High Courts within whose jurisdictions incidents are said to have happened

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1:59 AM, 17 Dec

Mamata Dares Centre to Sack Her Govt as Anti-CAA Stir Rocks Bengal

Anti-citizenship law protests snowballed into a major flashpoint in West Bengal on Monday with highways and railway lines blocked and incidents of arson and loot reported from many places, as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee declared CAA and NRC can be enforced in the state only over her "dead body".

Assam, the gateway to the northeast, where the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which has been signed into law by the President, first ignited public fury, is largely calm with curfew relaxed and people going about their lives almost normally.

2:04 AM, 17 Dec

Curfew Partially Relaxed in Dibrugarh

Curfew relaxed in Dibrugarh district from 6 am to 8 pm for Tuesday, news agency ANI reported.

2:10 AM, 17 Dec

Lucknow Seminary Students Pelt Stones at Cops, Vehicles Set on Fire in Mau

Protests against the amended Citizenship Act hit new areas in Uttar Pradesh on Monday with a mob setting vehicles ablaze in Mau and students hurling stones at policemen outside an Islamic seminary in the state capital.

Students at the Banaras Hindu University again held a protest. In Lucknow, there was a demonstration at a private university as well.

Aligarh University campus remained sealed amid patrolling by the police, a day after students clashed with them.

2:10 AM, 17 Dec

Violence is No Solution: Venkaiah Naidu

Speaking at an event on Monday, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu commented on the recent protests against CAA saying, "There shouldn't be any obstruction or destruction, everybody should focus on construction...So, while agitating for our cause. One must be systematic. It shouldn't become destructive. Violence is no solution."

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