Ban On Mob Gathering After Violent Demon New Delhi
Ban On Mob Gathering After Violent Demonstrations, 6 Arrested
Following violent clashes in East Delhi's Seelampur area, prohibitory orders were issued in northeast Delhi this morning, banning large crowd gathering as a preventive measure. Six people have been arrested, and three FIR has been arrested in connection with the violence that took place yesterday in protest against the controversial new citizenship law. An additional FIR was lodged for stone-pelting in the Brij Puri area. Police have indicated that people with criminal backgrounds were part of the protest and could incite violence. Further investigation is underway. According to a senior police officer, the protests started around 1 pm, when the school bus was on the streets carrying children home. Sources say that the crowd gathered for the protest march from Seelampur to Zafarabad, adding to the trouble. The protesters allegedly targeted buses, including school buses. Police proceeded to investigate the violence but were initially released. A police picket was also burnt. Police resorted to batons and fired tear gas shells and set vehicles on fire as some 2,000 protesters from densely populated East Delhi. In the visuals, armed policemen in riot gear can be seen facing a large crowd who were throwing bricks at them. According to news agency PTI, more than 20 people, including 12 policemen, were injured. One witness said, "peaceful protests against the citizenship law went out of hand." Others claimed that outsiders armed with bottles and bricks entered and clashed. By the time the dust blew, and the police controlled the situation, the buses and cars were damaged, and the roads were covered with rocks, debris, and papers. A small fire on the road sent smoke piles into the air. Police said two traffic police bikes were burnt.