Metro Gates Of Janpath, Jamia Millia Islamia Stations Shut After Protest Against Citizenship Act At Delhi's Jantar Mantar

The stations were closed following a Delhi Police advisory in view of the protest march by Jamia Millia Islamia students.

Metro Gates Of Janpath, Jamia Millia Islamia Stations Shut After Protest Against Citizenship Act At Delhi's Jantar Mantar

Hundreds gathered at the Jantar Mantar to protest against the amended citizenship act.

New Delhi:

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Saturday closed the entry and exit gates at Janpath and Jamia Millia Islamia metro stations as hundreds gathered at Delhi's Jantar Mantar to protest against the amended Citizenship Act.

"As advised by Delhi Police, entry and exit at Janpath has been closed. Trains will not be halting at this station," the DMRC tweeted.

In another tweet, the rail body updated about the closure of entry and exit gates at Jamia Millia Islamia station.

On Friday also, the entry and exit gates at Patel Chowk and Janpath metro stations were closed for over an hour due to protests against the amended citizenship act.

The stations were closed after the Delhi Police issued an advisory keeping in view the protest march by the students of Jamia Millia Islamia from their university campus to the parliament to express their opposition to the controversial legislation.

Per the amended citizenship act, lakhs of immigrants from religious minorities - Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians - will get Indian citizenship, even if they do not have any document to prove their residency.

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