Violent protests in National capital over Citizenship Act

The national capital turned into a war zone after students of Jamia Millia Islamia in south Delhi carried out a protest march against the citizenship law and ended in violence on Sunday evening. At least three buses and over a hundred two-wheelers were set ablaze, batons and teargas were used and the police were seen chasing protesters through the streets.

Nearly 100 students of Jamia, who had distanced themselves from the violence, have been detained, while senior officers of the Delhi Police privately admitted local thugs hijacked the march, setting vehicles ablaze and pelting stones at police when they tried to stop their protest march to Jantar Mantar.

Two firemen and one cop were injured, one fire engine was also damaged in the protests. Metro operations were affected, with the entry and exit gates of Sukhdev Vihar Station, Jamia Millia Islamia, Okhla Vihar and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh, as well as Gate No.3 of the Ashram Station, closed.

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