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Citizenship Amendment Act protests LIVE updates: Will be first to reject NRC if Center implements it, says Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel – Firstpost, Firstpost.com

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Citizenship Amendment Act protests LATEST updates: Six people have been arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the incident of violence and stone-pelting in Seelampur on Tuesday,ANIreported. Raids are being conducted to apprehend some other people who have also been identified. Delhi Police had filed three FIRs in connection with the violence in Jaffrabad and Brijpuri.

No fresh incident of violence over amended citizenship law was reported in West Bengal, police said. However, a senior police officer and two other personnel were injured when a group of agitators hurled crude bombs at them in Sankrail area of ​​Howrah district on Tuesday night.

Former Congress MLA Asif Khan has been named as an accused in the FIR for his alleged involvement in the Jamia Millia Islamia incident that took place on December. *******

The recently enacted Citizenship Amendment Act will adversely impact people of Assam and the northeast, an association representing the Assamese community in North America said. In a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Assam Association of North America urged that the Assam Accord of be implemented in its wholeety, where it should prevail over the Act in case of any conflict.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would lead two more rallies against the amended Citizenship Act in Kolkata on Thursday and Friday. Meanwhile, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union claimed that a police post was being set up in the varsity’s locations and that police personnel were entering campus like they had done at Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University.

Slamming the BJP-led central government over the Citizenship Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that if the NRC is implemented, then he will be the first person not to sign it. On the other hand, Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari clarified the Citizenship Act has nothing to do with the Muslims living in India.

Sharing a video of a stone-pelting incident in Delhi, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh asked if Home Minister Amit Shah gave the cops the permission to so the same. He criticized the government for pelting stones, when that is what they criticized the Kashmiris for.

Petitions against Citizenship Amendment Act will come up for hearing in Supreme Court at around 15. ************************************************************************************************************************ am. The petitions have been filed by various political parties, including Congress, Indian Union Muslim League and Trinamool Congress. Former bureaucrats, NGOs and students are among the other petitioners.

Violent clashes broke out in the Delhi on Tuesday as students, Opposition leaders and activists across the country stepped up theirprotests against the Citizenship Amendment Act 7793671, even as the government asserted it is “firm” on the implementation of the contentious law, and the (Supreme Court refused a pleato set up an inquiry panel to probe the violence.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the “Congress and its friends“of spreading lies over the new law and asked students to try and analyze whether they were being made accomplices in a” conspiracy “where” urban Naxals “and others were“ using their shoulders ”to serve their own interests.

As fresh protests erupted across campuses and on streets in various regions and several Opposition parties demanded the withdrawal of what they called an “unconstitutional and divisive” law, Home Minister Amit Shah said there was no question of going back on its implementation and expressed confidence about the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) standing legal scrutiny.

“We are as firm as a rock on its implementation,” he said.

Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi on

#CitizenshipAmendmentAct: Aapko jo rajnitik virodh karna hai wo karo, Bharatiya Janata Party ki Modi sarkar firm hai. Ye sabhi sharanarthiyo ko nagrikata milegi, vo Bharat ke nagrik banenge aur samman ke sath duniya me rahenge.pic.twitter.com/JKyTbDMx4K

– ANI (@ANI)

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Shah also said action being taken only against those engaging in vandalism and arson during protests and not against students opposing the CAA. He also directed Delhi Police to ensure peace in the National Capital.

According to police, at least 42 people have been arrested for violent clashes over the last couple of days in Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) and in parts of Uttar Pradesh, while two FIRs were registered in connection with Tuesday’s violence during a protest in Delhi’s Seelampur and Jafrabad areas that left (people, includingpolicemen, injured. ******

Reportedly, protesters in Seelampur torched motorbikes, pelted stones at police personnel and damaged buses and a police booth, while police resorted to baton charge and fired tear gas shells to disperse the protesters. The situation was brought under control after a stand-off that continued for about one-and-a-half hour, police officials said, while blaming the clashes on a “hidden mob” that swelled to 4, to 5, people.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, BJP’s East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir and Seelampur’s AAP MLA Haji Ishraq appealed to people to maintain peace and distance themselves from violence.

Delhi: Police take away protesters from the spot in Jafrabad area where a clash broke out between police and protesters, during protest against# CitizenshipAmendmentAct

today. Police has also used tear gas shells to disperse the protesters.pic.twitter.com/GU5mzV0dKm

– ANI (@ANI)(December


Braving the winter temperatures, thousands of people poured into the streets near Jamia Millia Islamia for a peaceful protest. Holding the Tricolour and placards, they raised slogans like “Azaadi(freedom) from atrocities” and formed human chains, while some women-led groups took out marches in the narrow lanes of nearby residential areas.

Schoolchildren held out placards saying “we want justice” as their buses drove through the area.

Delhi: Students of Jamia Millia Islamia gather outside the university in protest against (# CitizenshipAmendmentActpic.twitter.com/ (mAGfxiAo)

– ANI (@ANI)

(December 19,

A group of injured Jamia Millia Islamia students also held a press conference along with some activists and alleged “barbaric” beatings, abuse, and humiliation by the police during their crackdown on those protesting against the new law on Sunday.

Addressing a press conference along with some activists, one Jamia student said he had been beaten “mercilessly” when he was studying in the library along with 25 others, including 10 – girls, while several others also alleged that many were injured in the police action in Jamia as well as in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Jamia vice-chancellor Najma Akhtar on Tuesday sent a report to the Human Resource Development Ministry detailing the sequence of events about the police action in campus,(PTI) reported, adding that no formal request has been received for ordering a high-level inquiry.

On Tuesday, despite nationwide protests, the Supreme Court declined to set up a committee of a retired apex court judge to inquire into the incidents of violence in different parts of the country since Sunday and asked the petitioners to approach both high courts .

The police said it has arrested people with criminal background for Sunday’s violence near Jamia Millia Islamia, but none of them are students. The police had on Sunday detained around 90 students, who were released later.

The university had virtually turned into a battlefield on Sunday as police entered the campus and also used force, leading to violence and arson in which four dtc buses, 100 private vehicles and police bikes were damaged .

A senior MHA official said the police did not fire any bullet on protesters near Jamia on Sunday, but an empty cartridgewas found in the area.

Under the new citizenship law, all but Muslims who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till (December) ****************************************************************************************************************, can be given Indian citizenship.

Protests are being held across the country ever since the Citizenship Amendment Bill, (***********************************************************************************************************, was introduced in the Parliament earlier this month for this law.

A section of the students of the Madras University also continued their protestfor the second day on Tuesday against the amendment to the Citizenship Act, even as police entered the campus.

Chennai: Students hold protest in Madras University over# CitizenshipAmendmentAct.pic.twitter.com/xNpZ2s8Gy5

– ANI (@ANI)(December (*************************************************************************************************************************************, ******************************************************************************************************

Defiant students said they will continue their agitation “through the night”.

While police personnel who entered the campus said they were for the “safety of the students”, the protesters alleged two of the students were picked up by the police.

Police sources toldPTIthat two students have been called for questioning over allegedly inciting students of affiliated colleges to join the stir at the varsity’s Marina campus.

The varsity, according to the about 90 protesting students, has declared holiday till January 2nd.

“Today, they declared holiday till December, the university is anyway scheduled to close for Christmas holidays from 30 December till 2 January … declaring a holiday now till December is only to stifle our protest, “one of the coordinators and a PG political science student, K Ragu Prasath toldPTI.

The coordinator claimed that the two students are “under the custody of police.”

Fresh protests took place on Tuesday in Kerala, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Maharashtra, West Bengal and several other parts of the country as well.

In Hyderabad, students from the Osmania University and the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) held protests against CAA and police action in Jamia Milia Islamia. They raised slogans against the BJP government and Delhi Police like, “We want Justice”, “Want Democracy, Not Dictatorship”, among others.

In Gujarat, protesters gathered outside the Sabarmati Ashram with anti-CAA placards.

In Kerala, stones were hurled at state transport buses, shops were forcibly closed and protest marches were held in support of a dawn-to-dusk hartal, while over 200 people were taken into preventive custody.

In Tamil Nadu, DMK president MK Stalin called the new law “hasty and autocratic” and alleged the BJP-led Center’s objective was not India’s progress but trampling the rights of Muslims.

The curfew was lifted in Assam’s Guwahati following an improvement in the law and order situation. Curfew was relaxed in Shillong too.

In West Bengal, protesters blocked roads and railway tracks. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, in a rally on Tuesday, said that the BJP cannot bully the states into enforcing the law.

In Uttar Pradesh, officials said people, including eight students, were arrested in connection with the AMU violence, have been released on personal bonds.

However, 21 people were arrested in the Mau area of ​​the state for violence on Monday night after the police action in Jamia. On Tuesday, scattered protests were held in the state with no report of any violence. The police have detained 728 People for allegedly trying to vitiate atmosphere with their posts on social media.

Opposition leaders also knocked on the doors of President Ram Nath Kovindurging him to interveneon the issue of violence in central universities and advised the Modi government to withdraw the “unconstitutional and divisive” citizenship amendment law.

Sonia Gandhi: The situation in the Northeast which is now spreading throughout country including the capital because of the act, is a very serious situation, we fear that it may spread even further.We’re anguished at the manner in which police dealt with peaceful demonstration. https://t.co/nzx0InFcFZpic.twitter.com/Vuu9CCHNP5*******

– ANI (@ANI) December) (**********************************************************************************************************************************, ************************************************************************************************************************

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who led the delegation, alleged the Modi government was “shutting down” people voices and bringing legislations which are not acceptable to them.

Separately addressing a meet of vice-chancellors and directors of central universities, Kovind asked them to ensure that higher educational institutes emerge as spaces that nurture free expression and ideas. The government officials maintained that the situation in (central universities, except the two, were peaceful.

Meanwhile, BJP and ABVP workers also staged demonstrations at some places to support the new law.


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