Two separate incidents of violence linked to protests against the Citizenship Act were reported from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh. In Delhi, two group of protesters, one for and one against the CAA, clashed in city's Maujpur area. In Aigarh, there was a clash reported between the police and the protesters. The police have cut the internet in Ailgarh to contain the spread of any misinformation.
Earlier, hundreds of women are staging a sit-in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Delhi's Jaffrabad. Over 800 people blocked the road below the Jaffrabad metro line which connects Seelampur to Maujpur and Yamuna Vihar.
Here are the Highlights on Delhi Jaffrabad Anti-CAA Protests
The authorities have cut the internet in Aligarh amid incidents of violence linked to anti-CAA protest in Jama Masjid area.
"Protestors pelted stones at police vehicles, so police had to resort to teargas to disperse them," Aligarh DM Chandrabhushan Singh said.
Women From AMU behind this: Aligarh DM
Some women students from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) are behind this, we are trying to identify them. We are ascertaining the damage caused by rioters and it will be recovered from them. Situation is under control now: Aligarh DM
The Delhi police have used the tear gas shells to take situation under control. As of now, the situation is reported under control.
The entry and exit gates of Maujpur and Babarpur metro station have been closed, says DMRC.
Two groups, one protesting against the CAA law and one for it, clashed near protest site in Jaffrabad. The clashes took place in Maujpur area, around 1 kilometre away from the site where women are staging a sit-in in response to a Bandh call made by Bhim army chief Chandrashekhar Azad.
Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad led march in Maharashtra against the Supreme Court ruling that states were not bound to provide reservation in government jobs & quota in promotion, in Aurangabad today. He also garlanded a statue of Bhimrao Ambedkar., news agency ANI reported.
Maharashtra: Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad led march against the Supreme Court ruling that states were not bound to provide reservation in government jobs & quota in promotion, in Aurangabad today. He also garlanded a statue of Bhimrao Ambedkar. pic.twitter.com/9f7nUML1J3- ANI (@ANI) February 23, 2020
Heavy security deployed in Jaffrabad metro station area. Protesters are agitating near the metro station, in protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), news agency ANI reported
मेरी पूरे बहुजन समाज से अपील है कि नाइंसाफी के खिलाफ आवाज उठाना हमारा मौलिक अधिकार है इसलिए शांतिपूर्ण ढंग से भारत बंद करवाएं। किसी भी अप्रिय घटना से बचें। भाजपा के लोग आपको उकसाने की कोशिश करेंगे किसी भी प्रकार के उकसावे में न आएं। जय भीम #23फरवरी_भारत_बंद- Chandra Shekhar Aazad (@BhimArmyChief) February 23, 2020
In the view of on-going protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Sunday morning closed the entry and exit of the Jaffrabad station in Northeast Delhi. In a tweet, the DMRC also said trains will not stop at this station.
Security Update- Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) February 23, 2020
Entry & exit of Jaffrabad have been closed. Trains will not be halting at this station.