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Indian crackdown on protests against controversial Citizenship Act

18 December, 2019 07:52

Indian crackdown on protests against controversial Citizenship Act as Indian police reportedly rounded up massively.

Specially, the mass arrests occurred after brutal crackdown against protests.
Indians came out on streets on a call of five major parties against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Indian crackdown on protests

Uttar Pradesh police beat Aligarh Muslim University students naked for hours in Police Station. Earlier they gave them Liquour forcefully.

Reportedly, police station set on fire in New Delhi while buses were vandalised in many areas of Karnataka, West Bengal and other states.

Meanwhile, twenty one people injured in stone pelting incidents during clashes with police.

Moreover, many torch rallies carried out in New Delhi and other cities.

Potest against the Delhi Police brutality on students at Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligharh Muslim University continued.

GTV report on Dec 14, 2019

Furthermore, police also arrested eighty-five and detained thousands. Violent protests against the new citizenship law across the Assam state continued unabated.

However, violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill spread to more areas in West Bengal.  Hence, India imposed curfew in many other cities.

Moreover, protesters also set several police vehicles on fire in Guwahati and Dibrugarh. The curfew is still in force in these cities for the second consecutive day.

Protesters torched at least fifteen buses on an expressway in West Bengal state, holding up traffic for several hours.

At least half a dozen railway stations in the state were also vandalized and set on fire, leading to the cancellation of many long-distance trains.

Chief of India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen Asaduddin Owaisi has filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act.

Meanwhile, United States and Britain issued travel warnings for northeast India.

Samujjal Bhattacharya from the All Assam Students Union remains at the forefront of the protests. He told AFP the group would continue its fight against the new law “in the streets and in the court” in India.

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