New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) At a time when violence and clashes are erupting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the locals at Delhi’s ITO held a silent protest against the newly passed law.
The Protesters gathered at Shaheedi Park near ITO where they tied black bands around their mouths, demonstrating their dissent by keeping quiet.
The silence was followed by small speeches and poetry recitation by a few protesters who raised their voice against the new citizenship law and the violence and clashes that erupted following the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Some recited poetry, some were ready with ghazals to voice their dissent.
Meanwhile, the National Students Union of India (NSUI) took out a “Mashaal Rally” against the law. The students marched from faculty of Arts to the Vivekananda statute on the North Campus of Delhi University.
A total of 18 people were injured, including 11 policemen and seven passers-by, in the violence that erupted in Jafrabad and spread to Seelampur, Welcome and Shastri Park on Tuesday. Five people were arrested under various sections of the IPC in connection with the violence.
Some miscreants attacked a school bus, pelted stones and targeted the passers-by in the area. The passers-by abandoned their vehicles and fled to save themselves.
The violent mob also pelted stones at the northeast Delhi DCP office, set ablaze vehicles in the parking lot of Jafrabad police station, besides damaging two police booths and three other vehicles.
With the situation taking a turn for the worse, the police rushed five additional companies to the spot to help control the violence.
A total of 14 companies were deployed along with senior officers and local staff to control the mob.