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Citizenship protests spread to Lucknow, Nadwa college shut

Just a day after violent protests in Jamia Millia Islamia University and Aligarh Muslim University, protests erupted in Nadwa college in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Tensions gripped the Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama in Lucknow on Monday. Students came out in large numbers in support of Delhi’s Jamia Millia University and Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh Muslim University students, who had clashed with police on Sunday over the Citizenship Amendment Act.

As the police here closed the gates of the college from outside, students pelted stones at the policemen from inside. Later, Lucknow SSP Kalanidhi Naithani informed that students had returned to their classes.

He said, “About 150 students had come out to protest but they are going back to their classes. The situation is now normal.” Uttar Pradesh DGP O.P. Singh said that the law and order situation would be strictly implemented on the campus and those students who indulge in violence would be dealt with strictly. He appealed to the students to maintain peace.

Prohibitory orders have been imposed in all districts of Uttar Pradesh since November 9. The Allahabad University was closed on Monday after students announced their decision to stage a protest on Monday afternoon.

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