With the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act taking the violent shape in the North East Delhi on Wednesday, the Delhi Police has imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure in the district. Though the police took strict actions restricting the movement of vehicles on the roads leading to the problematic areas like Seelampur and Jafrabad, the protestors managed to take the roads on fire by pelting stoned and brick-bats on Tuesday. In no time police retaliated with tear gas towards the demonstrators which led to tense situations in the premises. At least 21 people were injured, nearly 20 vehicles and other public properties were damaged in the protests in North-East Delhi after which the police imposed Section 144 in North East Delhi.
In line of this section, the gathering of five or more people is restricted in the area. Tensions rose high with almost sixty students of the Aligarh Muslim University(AMU) getting injured in the clashes between the students and the police on Sunday. While the agitations have been going on from November 9 against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, situations in New Delhi took a violent turn at once with the students setting DTC buses and a fire tender ablaze in New Friends’ Colony in southeast Delhi. The main opposition came in support of the protestors and students with a series of protests against the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act.