Protests over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 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.
On Tuesday, violence returned to Delhi as angry protesters torched motor bikes, hurled stones at police personnel and damaged buses and a police booth in Seelampur.
Last week, several students of Jamia Millia Islamia were injured as police entered their campus and lathi-charged them after protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in South Delhi turned violent.
11:25 AM | SC issues notice to Centre over pleas challenging CAA
SC issues notice to the Centre over pleas challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. Adjourns matters to January 22
11:00 AM | Section 144 imposed in Delhi’s North East district
Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) has been imposed in North East district of Delhi, prohibiting prohibit the assembly of more than four people in the area. The police also conducted patrolling in the Seelampur area, which had witnessed violent protests and stone-pelting on Tuesday.
10:30 AM | Urdu Author Mujtaba Husain to return Padma Shri
Renowned Urdu writer Mujtaba Hussain announced returning of Padma Shri award to the government as a protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC)
10:05 AM | Citizenship Act: Supreme Court to her 50 pleas today
The Supreme Court will hear 59 pleas on Wednesday at 11:30 AM challenging the validity of just amended Citizenship Act. The law grants Indian citizenship to non-Muslims coming from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
09:45 AM | All Metro stations opened: DMRC
After two metro stations were closed on Wednesday morning, normal services have resumed in all stations.