People carried banners in support of the newly amended act and a few youths were also seen waving the national flag during the protest. Earlier on Wednesday, some students of Delhi University (DU) carried out a march in support of CAA.
Mayawati demanded the rollback of the newly-enacted citizenship law and said that its implementation would leave a negative impact on the society in the near future.
Protests over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) spread across the country on Monday with students, some sections of the civil society and opposition political parties holding demonstrations at several places urging the Centre to revoke the Act. Here is all you need to now:
Section-144, which prohibits the gathering of four or more people, has been imposed in Red Fort area and North-East District, hours after a request by a Swaraj Abhiyan for a peaceful march against the citizenship law was denied by the police from Red Fort to Shaheed Bhagat Singh Park Park in ITO for today.
The police further said that Section 144 (prohibiting assembly of more than 4 people in an area) has been imposed near Red Fort.
The CAA grants citizenship to non-Muslims of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh who fled religious persecution and arrived in India on or before December 31, 2014.
The CAA grants citizenship to non-Muslims of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who fled religious persecution and arrived in India until December 31, 2014.
Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar has said that as many as 200 people were injured in the incident, of which many are students of the university.
The entry and exit gates at Seelampur metro station was shut by the DMRC as a precautionary measure amid protests in different parts of the city over the new citizenship law.
Moreover, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) also closed the entry and exit points of seven metro stations including Johri Enclave, Shiv Vihar, Seelampur, Gokulpuri, Welcome, Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur.