After four days of continuous pro and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests by Banaras Hindu University (BHU) students, the versity has issued an advisory barring them from joining CAA protests.
The warning came after opposing groups of students held marches over the CAA. While various non-ABVP student groups, under the banner of the Joint Action Commitee, on Monday led a torch rally against the CAA and in solidarity with the protesting students of Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia Islamia University, others held a march in support of the new citizenship law on Tuesday.
As soon as news of the scheduled march reached the police, Lanka police station in-charge Bharat Bhushan Tiwari issued the notice to prevent the march.
Meanwhile, Section 144 has been in place in Varanasi along with other districts across the state.
The police authorities in different districts have arrested 113 persons including five in Pratapgarh so far connection with anti-CAA protests across the state.
The protests 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.