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Sharmistha Mukherjee Detained Outside Amit Shah's House
Congress leader Sharmishtha Mukherjee, daughter of former President Pranab Mukherjee, was among those detained by police near the home of Home Minister Amit Shah in central Delhi during a protest against the amended citizenship law. "We have been detained and brought to the Mandir Marg Police Station," tweeted Mukherjee, the head of the women's unit of the Delhi Congress. Mukherjee told news agency PTI that about 50 other women members of the Mahila Congress were also detained and taken to a police station. Hundreds of people were temporarily taken into custody by police in Delhi on Thursday as protesters banned large gatherings, and hundreds took to the streets in protest. Those detained included opposition leaders, including D Raja, Sitaram Yechury, Neelotpal Basu, Brinda Karat, Ajay Maken, Sandeep Dixit, and activists Yogendra Yadav and Umar Khalid. Despite the curses, supporters of the Bhim Army led by Chandrasekhar Azad are protesting outside the Jama Masjid and planning to march up to Jantar Mantar. Chandrasekhar Azad was seen standing in the midst of thousands holding the poster of BR Ambedkar.
17 Metro Stations Including Rajiv Chowk Remained Closed Due To Violent Protest
On Friday, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation closed 17 stations, including the busy Rajiv Chowk, to prohibit the agitation against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act in the national capital. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a tweet, "The entry and exit gates of Mandi House and Janpath are closed. Interchange facility is available in Mandi House." Soon after, they tweeted that the Kashmiri Gate and Central Secretariat station were also closed. Earlier, the DMRC closed the entry and exit gates of Rajiv Chowk, Pragati Maidan, and Khan Market Station. Interchange facility was available at Rajiv Chowk. Johari Enclave, Shiv Vihar, and Dilshad Garden Station were also closed. Out of 285 stations, Chauri Bazaar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and Delhi Gate on the Violet Line, Zafarabad, and Maujpur-Babarpur on Pink Line and Jamia Milia Islamia Magenta Line are closed as per instructions of security agencies. The rest of the metro network is on schedule. Accordingly, DMRC tweeted, all 17 metro stations are closed to commuters.
Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar, 40 Others In Custody During Protests
Several protesters gathered outside the Delhi Police Headquarters in the national capital on Friday afternoon, demanding the release of about 40 people detained during the agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the Daryaganj area. Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, who fled from police custody on Friday, was again detained this morning. Of those detained by the police, 14 were minors aged 14 to 15 years. Police said they would only be released provided their parents came to pick them up. All minors have been released. Doctors told that his hands were swollen, and a child with a head injury had to be sent to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital for treatment. The police resorted to lathi-charge and water canon after parking a private car on Subhash Marg in Daryaganj. Sources said at least 36 people, including eight policemen, were taken to Lok Nayak Hospital with injuries. However, the police refused to lathi-charge the protesters, saying they used only "light force" and water cannons. "A large number of people gathered in the Jama Masjid area for the namaz on Friday afternoon. After the namaz, they wanted to proceed to the protest at Jantar Mantar, but we tried to stop them, seeing that the capacity of the venue is less than 1,000 and has no prior. " Permission was given, "the news agency PTI was quoted as quoting a senior police officer. The officer claimed that around dusk, some protesters started throwing stones at the police in an attempt to move them. They retaliated, and 58 additional police companies were brought in to control the situation. Eventually, the protesters were dispersed, Rapid Exh Nor did the force carry out a flag march in the Daryaganj area to prevent them from taking to the streets again.
Traffic In Delhi Will Be Affected Due To A Large Rally
Police said on Friday that traffic in central Delhi would be affected due to a massive rally at Ramlila Ground. In an advisory, police said parking for cars would take place inside and behind the Civic Center. The bus allocated space to park Mata Sundari Road, Power House Road, Velodrome Road, Rajghat Parking, Shanti Van Parking, Service Roads of Rajghat, and Samta Sthal. It was stated that the Outside Broadcasting (OB) vans would be parked on the pavement of JLN Marg in front of Ramlila Ground at Gate No. 2 and above Kamla Market. From Rajghat Chowk and Delhi Gate Chowk towards Guru Nanak Chowk, JLN Marg to Chatta Rail, Delhi Gate Chowk to Netaji Subhash Marg, Paharganj Chowk to Ajmeri Gate towards DBG Road, Ramcharan Agrawal Chowk to Delhi Gate Chowk Commercial vehicles of the type will not be permitted. Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, DDU Minto Road, Kamla Market Chowk to Vivekananda Marg and Barakhamba Tolstoy towards Ranjit Singh Flyover, it said. The bus allocated space to park Mata Sundari Road, Power House Road, Velodrome Road, Rajghat Parking, Shanti Van Parking, Service Roads of Rajghat, and Samta Sthal.
CM Kejriwal Launched Free Wifi Plan In Many Areas Of Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday launched a free wifi scheme and said that it is contradictory that internet services were closed on this day due to protests against the revised Citizenship Act in the city. Kejriwal said that people in the country are "scared" because 70 percent of the people have no documents to prove their citizenship. At the launch of the scheme at the ITO bus stand, he said, "It is a paradox that the day the free wifi scheme is being introduced, the police will have to shut down internet services. I hope the situation will return to normal soon and the internet services will be back again." He said that the revised citizenship law is not required and the government needs to focus on employing youth. "I urge the central government to fold hands to not bring this law at this time," he said. Telecom operators on Thursday suspended Internet, voice and messaging services in parts of Delhi-NCR following police instructions to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The Chief Minister expressed concern that the law and order situation is deteriorating day by day not only in Delhi, but across the country. He said that seventy percent of the people, especially the poor, have no documents to show and they fear that they will be expelled from the country. Kejriwal said that the Aam Aadmi Party government has fulfilled all the promises made to the people of Delhi in the 2015 assembly elections. "Delhi will become the first city in the world to offer free wifi service," he said. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also launched the scheme at Kashmiri Gate Metro Station. Free Wifi service will be provided through more than 11,000 hotpots at bus stands and other locations including markets and residential colonies.
Delhi: Order To Close Stores That Sell Liquor And Beer
Official sources said the Delhi government had ordered the closure of departmental stores selling liquor and beer from Friday. Sources told on Thursday that the decision was taken after several violations by departmental stores and 125 such outlets in Delhi would be affected. As per the rules, these outlets can only use about 10-15 per cent of the space to sell beer and wine, and the remaining space can be used to sell groceries, a government official not named Should have said. "During the first inspection, it was found that most of these department stores were using 50-80 per cent of the space to sell wine and beer, which is a clear violation of excise rules," the official said. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said, "Delhi government has decided to close 125 liquor shops in Delhi. These shops were operating under license 12. In recent times, many irregularities were found in these shops during surprise inspections." Sisodia, who also holds the portfolio of Excise Department, conducted surprise inspections in several department stores recently. The Excise Department has started issuing orders to all 125 department stores. According to the notice issued to a department store, the government has decided to withdraw all L-12 / L-12F licenses from December 20. The notice states that the license holder will be eligible for a refund of the fee paid in advance after deducting the amount. Recoverable by Government under Section 16 (2) of Delhi Excise Act, 2009. When asked about the available liquor and beer stock, the official said that as per the rules, the owners of these establishments would be given around 15 days to sell. Their remaining stock for other licensee holders, such as bars and restaurants, but these outlets will have to stop selling beer and wine from Friday.
Angry All Over The Country Regarding Jamia Case, Students Of Dozens Of Universities Came Along
Students protested at university campuses across India late Sunday after news of police brutality on students inside Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia campus spread across India. The first to oppose the police action in Jamia was the students of Aligarh Muslim University, who were protesting the amended citizenship act except for Muslims. The students clashed with the police after stopping their solidarity march. In the protests, at least 60 students were injured after police used tear gas and lathi-charged students inside the campus. By midnight, protests also spread to Hyderabad, Varanasi, Kolkata, Puducherry, Lucknow, and Mumbai as the students raised their voice against the alleged brutal police attack on students of Jamia that injured more than 125 students of Premier Central University. In Delhi, after a protest by Jawaharlal Nehru University students, thousands gathered outside the Delhi Police Headquarters and chanted "Sharam Karo" slogans to the police. They demanded the release of 35 Jamia students who were detained inside the Kalkaji police station since Sunday evening and were not allowed to meet anyone. The police released the students at around 3.30 pm following the efforts of lawyers, fellow Jamia students and alumni, and some civil society members, after which the protesters at the ITO chased away. Students of Delhi University also created a large number of commotion at the police headquarters at ITO in central Delhi, and protests continued till late in the night. Students of Maulana Azad Urdu University and the Banaras Hindu University of Hyderabad took out a protest march at midnight. At Jadavpur University, students marched from the neighborhood. College students in Tamil Nadu opposed the Citizenship Amendment Act, expressing solidarity with students across the country. Members of the Students' Federation of India (SFI) protested outside the Chennai Suburban Railway Terminal against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Police Marches To Make Delhi's Situation Peaceful
Police and forces carried out a flag march in Seelampur and Zafarabad areas of northeast Delhi, which witnessed widespread violence by protesters over the citizenship law. Schools and shops in some markets of the area opened on Wednesday morning. Delhi Police and paramilitary personnel are patrolling the area to ensure that the situation remains peaceful. According to the police, prohibitory orders have been implemented as a precautionary measure under two police stations, Harsh Vihar and Sonia Vihar, in North East Delhi. Under orders, a gathering of four or more people is prohibited. Police have appealed to people to maintain peace and ignore the rumors. The DCP office Northeast tweeted, "Section 144 has been enforced in the North Eastern District. Police conducted a flag march. People were appealed to maintain peace and harmony and not to rely on rumors." The police arrested eight people in connection with the violence on Tuesday in Seelampur and Jafrabad. Two FIR has been filed in this connection. Five people were arrested for the incidents in Seelampur and Jafrabad, while one was arrested late at night for the incident in Dayalpur. Two persons were arrested on Wednesday. Police have detained 18 people in restrictive custody. According to police, the men were taken into restrictive custody because of the possibility of mistreating them. Angry protesters demanding the abolition of the amended citizenship law stoned several police personnel, stoned policemen, and damaged buses and police booths in the Seelampur area of north-east Delhi on Tuesday afternoon. Police fired tear gas shells to the protesters. Fumes of smoke erupted from at least two areas as the deadlock continued for about an hour and a half.
BJP Spreading Violence In Delhi: Manish Sisodiya
Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of spreading violence in the capital. Sisodia tweeted, "The people of Delhi want peace. Fearing their defeat in the elections, the BJP is hopeless and has been instigating riots. Before 2015, this party instigated riots in Trilokpuri and Bawana. But the people of Delhi tried to instill riots in BJP Taught a lesson for me, and it will do the same again". Yesterday, police stopped the movement of vehicles on the road connecting Seelampur to Zafarabad due to the protest. Protests erupted in Seelampur following a clash between police and protesters in Jamia Millia Islamia over the citizenship law. The new law grants citizenship to non-Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh who fled religious persecution and arrived in India by 31 December 2014. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have also appealed to the people to maintain peace and tranquility.
Kanhaiya's Support For Jamia Students, Said- This Law Is Very Dangerous
CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar protested outside Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi on Wednesday and said the protest was a fight not only to protect Muslims but to protect the entire country. Addressing a large gathering of protesters outside the gate number 7 of the university, Kanhaiya said that people should be concerned about the NRC, adding that much more dangerous than the controversial Citizenship Act Was. The former leader of the JNU Students Union said that the protests against the citizenship law would be "as defenders of the Constitution" in history. Kumar said that people should be more concerned about the NRC, adding that the controversial citizenship was a lot more dangerous than the Act. "If the NRC is implemented pan-India, we all have to stand in long queues like the days of demonetization," he said. Kumar underlined that the amended citizenship law and NRC should be opposed tooth and nail, but it should not go the way of peace. "We should make sure that we stay in our senses while trying to maintain the same level of energy," he said. According to Kumar, those who are trying to protect the Constitution are being called "traitors," and those who are destroying it are calling themselves "patriots."