The protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) seems to be not ending anytime soon. After the incidents of stone-pleating and beating of students by Police who were protesting against the act, the capital woke up on Thursday to witness a new wave of protest.
Protests and marches are organized by political parties and people across Delhi today. Section 144 was imposed in the Red Fort region and the metro stations on route like the Jama Masjid, Mandi House, ITO etc were closed. The Delhi-Gurugram border saw huge jams due to police barricading.
Earlier internet services were halted from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Thursday in walled city areas of north¢ral districts, Mandi House, Seelampur, Jafrabad, Mustafabad, Jamia Nagar, Shaheen Bagh & Bawana, in view of prevailing law&order situation.
Protest was also organized at Town Hall in Bengaluru, where section 144 was imposed later on and police took to lathi charge. Similar protests were organized in Kolkata, Guwahati and other parts of the country where politicians and people from film fraternity took part along with the general public.
The CAA that grants Indian citizenship for non-Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who moved to India till 2014 has been the center of protest from the past two weeks.
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Recently during the first hearing of the matter in the Supreme Court, the apex judiciary refused to give a stay order on the implementation of the act that has been burning the whole country.