A peaceful protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act started on Tuesday in Seelampur area of Delhi and turned violent.
According to reports, more than a thousand protesters took to the road. During this time a school bus was damaged and a police post was set on fire. Two police booths were also damaged.
There were also clashes between the protesters and the police. Police lathi-charged and released tear gas shells. Delhi Police says that the situation has been brought under control.
At the same time, Delhi Police has registered an FIR against former Congress MLA Asif Khan in the case of violent demonstrations on Sunday in Jamia Millia Islamia and surrounding areas.
What happened in seelampur
Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police Alok Kumar said, “There was a peaceful protest for an hour at Seelampur Tea Point but after that some of the protesters started stoning.”
Alok Kumar said that 21 people have been injured in Seelampur incident, 12 of which are from Delhi Police and three from Rapid Action Force. Five people have been detained in this case.
However, he claimed that ‘the police neither lathi-charged nor fired. Only tear gas shells were released.
He said, “Aman has been appealed to madrasas and mosques. Now the situation is under control.”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed for peace in Seelampur due to the fierce demonstrations.
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FIR on former Congress MLA
Delhi Police has registered an FIR against former Congress MLA Asif Khan on Tuesday in the Jamia area violence case.
At the same time, the Saket Court of Delhi has sent six accused arrested by the police in 14 days judicial custody in the case of violence in Jamia Millia.
Meanwhile, leaders of opposition parties met President Ram Nath Kovind under the leadership of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.
Sonia Gandhi complained to the President about the Modi government and said that the government is trying to crush peaceful demonstrations.
Sonia Gandhi said that people’s voice cannot be suppressed in a democracy.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that as much opposition as the opposition has to oppose, but the new citizenship law will apply.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held the Congress responsible for the protests.
At the same time, Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi gave a shocking statement on this matter. He said that he warns the district administration and railway officials that if anyone damages government property, “I am the leader of a minister instructing them to shoot him on sight.”