Anti-citizenship Act protest: Over 5,000 Pakistani social media handlers spreading fake news, say sources

Citizenship Act protest: Several students have been detained and released. Internet services have been clapped in Meerut, Aligarh and across the northeast. IIT students are protesting against police crackdown on Jamia and AMU students. Stay with Zee News for latest updates on anti-Citizenship Act protest.

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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi led the party's protest at the iconic India Gate along with several senior leaders against alleged police crackdown on students of Jamia Millia Islamia. Priyanka was accompanied by scores of Congress workers at the protest site. 

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee led a massive protest march against the new Citizenship Bill in Kolkata and dared the Centre to dismiss her government. She declared that the law would be enforced in Bengal 'only over her dead body'. Hundreds of partymen and supporters marched with her carrying placards and raising slogans against the government. 

In Delhi, the DMRC shut down the exit and entry gates of several stations in view of the rising tension in the national capital. A SWAT team conducted a drill outside the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Meanwhile, the Delhi Police asked the students to end the protest and maintain law and order. Security was also beefed outside the official residence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. 

Here are the highlights of the day, thanks for staying with Zee News on the anti-Citizenship Act protest. 

16 December 2019
21:51 PM

Agencies have traced more than 5,000 Pakistani social media handlers who are actively spreading fake and false propaganda on CAA. Moreover some of prominent Pakistani personalities are also sharing these information through there private handles . These handles are very active from last 48 hours.

20:33 PM

Vehicles set on fire in Uttar Pradesh's Mau, Section 144 imposed. Some miscreants pelted stones at policemen.

19:44 PM

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar calls Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Raj Bhawan in Kolkata on Tuesday, to apprise her on the law and order situation in the state.

19:41 PM

CM Mamata Banerjee writes to Bengal Governor over his tweets. 

19:41 PM

Thousands continue their protest at India Gate against police violence on students of Jamia Millia Islamia on December 15.

19:40 PM

Students of Sonepat's Ashoka University condemn Police violence against students of Jamia Millia Islamia.

19:39 PM

Muslim Advocates Association has approached the Supreme Court challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act and asking to declare it unconstitutional.

19:38 PM

Under the leadership of Congress President Sonia ji, all key Opposition leaders are meeting President of India on December 17: Congress leader AK Antony

19:37 PM

CPI(M) is filing a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act. It will be done maybe today. It's all ready: CPI(M) General secretary Sitaram Yechury

19:37 PM

Why will there be divide and rule policy? Why will there be hatred? I am not going to bow down before hatred politics. I am confident people who believe in hatred politics will go out, &we the people who love this country will stay here: Mamata Banerjee

19:37 PM

Internet services suspended in Aligarh (city) till Tuesday midnight. 

18:46 PM

Gates of all metro stations, including Jamia University opened. Normal services resume

18:32 PM

If you want to dismiss my government, you can, but I will never allow Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Bengal. If they want to implement CAA, they will have to do it over my dead body: Mamata Banerjee

18:21 PM

Why is PM Narendra Modi silent on rising incident of crime against women, dooming economy, unemployment and what happened against Jamia students on December 15, asks Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

18:20 PM

Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma: In Guwahati, we have withdrawn the curfew & now there will be no curfew in the day time. However, night curfew will remain imposed until we review the situation & take a decision in this regard.

17:59 PM

Priyanka Gandhi ends dharna at India Gate.

17:32 PM

Security tightened outside Amit Shah's residence in the national capital. 

17:32 PM

Entry and exit gates of Lok Kalyan Marg and Janpath are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations: DMRC

17:27 PM

Amid raging anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests in Delhi, SWAT teams conduct drill outside Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

17:20 PM

Delhi Police asks Priyanka Gandhi to end dharna and leave the place due to security reasons.

17:19 PM

Delhi: Jagdish Tytler arrives for Congress' symbolic protest near India Gate over police action during students' protests in Jamia Millia Islamia (Delhi) & Aligarh Muslim University.

17:18 PM

Actor Rajkummar Rao condemns the alleged 'police action while dealing with the students', tweets: I strongly condemn the violence that the police have shown in dealing with the students. In a democracy the citizens have the right to peacefully protest.I also condemn any kind of act of destruction of the public properties. Violence is not the solution for anything!

17:18 PM

IIM Ahmedabad students join protests over police action against Jamia Millia Islamia and AMU students.

17:02 PM

Congress leaders MK Antony, Priyanka Gandhi, KC Venugopal and Ahmed Patel sit on a protest at India Gate. 

16:38 PM

MHA issues advisory to states and UTs: Sources

MHA issues an advisory to states and UTs that in view of incidences of violence and damage to public properties being reported from some parts of the country, it is imperative that all required measures be taken to contain violence, ensure protection of life and safety of citizens and prevent damage of property. 

State governments and UT administrations have been requested to take requisite precautionary measures to maintain law and order, peace and public tranquility. They have also been requested to take action against circulation of fake news and rumours on social media having potential to incite violence.

16:37 PM

Entry and exit gates of Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan of Delhi Metro closed. Metro trains will not be halting at Patel Chowk and Udyog Bhawan.

16:36 PM

Jamia forms committee to assess damage to university premises.  

16:36 PM

Slogans raised against Zee News at Mumbai University; protesters gheraoed journalists and camerapersons. 

16:33 PM

Some parties in the Opposition are trying to instigate students and are using them as pawn to further their political interests: BJP

16:32 PM

An applicant seeking Indian citizenship will have to apply for citizenship with required documents. The person will not become an Indian citizen automatically: MHA sources

16:28 PM

This is a government that has attacked the rights of youths and students of the country. That is why, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other senior Congress leaders have decided to sit on a symbolic protest at the India Gate from 4 pm, for the next 2 hours: Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala

16:24 PM

Priyanka Gandhi sits on symbolic protest at Delhi's India Gate in support of students of Jamia and against Citizenship Amendment Act.

16:08 PM

Calcutta High Court asks West Bengal government to submit a report of measures taken by the government to ensure law and order in the state after December 13.

16:08 PM

AP Siddiqui, Registrar, Jamia Milia Islamia, after Executive Council Meeting on Dec 15's incident: It has been decided that we would recommend the Ministry of Human Resource Development to set up a high-level committee or initiate a judicial inquiry into the matter.

16:00 PM

Amit Shah appeals citizens to maintain peace on Citizenship Act. 

I appeal to students to practice the Citizenship Amendment Bill. The Bill has no provision to take away the citizenship of anyone. Congress, AAP and Trinamool Congress are misleading you and are creating an atmosphere of violence inside the country.

15:56 PM

Indraprastha road connecting IP flyover to ITO has been closed in view of anti-Citizenship Act protest.

15:49 PM

Journalist, camera person injured while covering protests near Jamia college; Delhi police says strict action will be taken against perpetrators.

15:48 PM

IGNOU shifts its examination centres from Jamia Millia Islamia to alternative venues in view of tense situation.

15:46 PM

In response to PM Modi's earlier tweets, Congress also tweets from its official Twitter handle: Finally the Campaigner in Chief took some time off from rumour mongering & spreading falsehoods to notice our country is burning. #BJPBurningBharat

15:39 PM

Alert sounded in Delhi over anti-Citizenship Act protest. Protestors might gather outside Amit Shah and other central ministers residences and carry out demonstration. Security staff sensitised: Sources

15:27 PM

Internet services suspended in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur over anti-CAA protests.

15:16 PM

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hits out at Centre, says 'Constitution has been attacked'

Government has attacked the constitution and students. They attacked students after entering the university. We will fight for the Constitution, we will fight against this government.

15:09 PM

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation: Entry and exit gates of Jamia Millia Islamia are closed. Trains will not be halting at this station.

15:09 PM

There were no casualties, there was no firing. Rumours of death in police action are being spread on social media. We used minimum force. Our staff was not even armed: Randhawa

15:08 PM

We had detained some students and had released them after verification. We have filed two FIRs rioting and arson. Crime Branch will investigate this matter. Many rumours are doing the rounds on social media. I would like to urge all, especially students, to not believe in them: Randhawa

15:08 PM

Two SHO suffered fractures, one of our personnel is in ICU. Protesters were also injured: Randhawa

14:56 PM

Protesters clashed with cops and pushed them, they torched a numbers of buses. Fortunately, no life loss was reported. Videos on social media claiming deaths in police firing is false: Delhi Police, PRO, MS Randhawa

14:55 PM

There are lot of rumours going around over this incident (violence near Jamia), I appeal to everyone especially students to not believe in rumours. Action will be taken against whoever is involved in this incident: MS Randhawa

14:54 PM

Yesterday, at around 2 pm protest happened, locals also participated. Our staff showed maximum restraint despite provocations. Around 4:30 pm, some protesters went towards Mata Mandir marg and set a bus on fire: MS Randhawa

14:54 PM

Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa addresses media over Sunday's police crackdown on Jamia Millia Islamia students.

14:36 PM

I was alone once against NRC. But today, Delhi's CM, Bihar's CM, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Kerala are also against it. I have asked them to not allow Citizenship Amendment Act too: Mamata Banerjee

14:29 PM

Mamata addresses people during protest march in Kolkata:

Only BJP will remain here and everyone else will be made to leave. It's their politics. It'll never happen. India is everyone's. How will development take place in the country if everyone is not together. Who is the Citizenship Act for? We're all citizens. Didn't you cast vote? Don't you live here?

14:28 PM

Actor Kamal Haasan's party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) files a petition before the Supreme Court challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act.

14:28 PM

PM Modi appeals citizens to stay away from rumours mongering and falsehoods on Citizenship Amendment Act.

14:26 PM

Internet services suspended in Assam for next 24 hours, till 11:00 am on Tuesday due to Citizenship Amendment Act protests.

14:25 PM

Lucknow's Nadwa college has been closed till January 5, 2020. A protest had broken out at the college on Monday against Citizenship Amendment Act.

14:25 PM

We will continue our protest till the #CitizenshipAmendmentAct  and National Register of Citizens (NRC) are withdrawn: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

14:24 PM

Anti-Citizenship protests: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee alleges that few people took money from BJP and indulged in vandalism and arson in the state.

14:16 PM

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind condemns alleged police brutality in Jamia Millia and Aligarh Muslim University, demands judicial probe into Sunday`s clashes and action against erring police personnel.

14:08 PM

PM Narendra Modi takes to social media over violent protests across the country over new Citizenship Act.

Violent protests on the Citizenship Amendment Act are unfortunate and deeply distressing. Debate, discussion and dissent are essential parts of democracy but, never has damage to public property and disturbance of normal life been a part of our ethos.

The Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 was passed by both Houses of Parliament with overwhelming support. Large number of political parties and MPs supported its passage. This Act illustrates India’s centuries old culture of acceptance, harmony, compassion and brotherhood.

I want to unequivocally assure my fellow Indians that CAA does not affect any citizen of India of any religion. No Indian has anything to worry regarding this Act. This Act is only for those who have faced years of persecution outside and have no other place to go except India.

The need of the hour is for all of us to work together for the development of India and the empowerment of every Indian, especially the poor, downtrodden and marginalised.

We cannot allow vested interest groups to divide us and create disturbance.

14:07 PM

IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras and IIT Bombay join chorus against police crackdown on students of Jamia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University.

14:00 PM

There is an atmosphere of fear existing in the country. People who want to uphold values in this country are afraid to raise their voices. Dissenting voices are silenced by the Centre: Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on violence over Citizenship (Amendment) Act

13:58 PM

Hyderabad: Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) students hold protests, carry placards that read 'Delhi Police murdabad' over students-cops clash at Delhi's Jamia Islamia college on Sunday. Students also raise slogans 'Azaadi' during protest.

13:58 PM

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) sudents take out procession inside campus. Chennai's Loyola College students also protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

13:56 PM

Members of Students Federation of India protest outside Chennai Suburban Railway Terminal, raise slogans against law, state and central governments.

13:55 PM

College students in Tamil Nadu protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, expressing solidarity with students of Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University, who clashed with the police.

13:55 PM

BSP supremo leader Mayawati urges central and state governments to conduct high-level judicial inquiry into the incidents of violence in Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University.

13:54 PM

Delhi Metro services return to normalcy after 12 metro stations were shut on Sunday, due to ensuing violence in the national capital.

13:54 PM

Different tribal based parties including a CPI-M`s frontal body and Tripura`s royal scion have decided to move the apex court against the new Citizenship Amendment Act, claiming that the new law is against the interest of the people of the northeast.

13:53 PM

Due to public agitation following the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, several trains in the Katihar division of Northeast Frontier Railway will remain cancelled on Monday.

13:50 PM

We severely criticise brutal police attack on students in Jamia campus: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad

13:47 PM

Opposition demands judicial probe in Jamia violence: Ghulam Nabi Azad during media address

13:40 PM

Condition of two policemen critical, more than 30 injured in protest carried out by students at Jamia University: Delhi Police

13:39 PM

Section 144 imposed in all Uttar Pradesh districts as anti-Citizenship protests intensify in the state. 

13:39 PM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says, "I don't know what happened at Jamia on December 15 night. we must be wary of jihadists, Maoists, separatists getting into student protests."

13:37 PM

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee takes out a protest march against Citizenship Amendment Act in Kolkata.

13:26 PM

Jamia VC Najma Akhtar says Jamia Islamia will file an FIR against police action on students.

13:26 PM

Students, police clash with each other in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore over anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

13:25 PM

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal appeals Union Home Minister to chair meeting over deteriorating law and order situation over anti-Citizenship Act protest.

13:24 PM

Jamia VC Nazma Akhtar: Many outsiders entered the campus and carried out violent protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act. At least 750 bogus IDs have been seized. Jamia Milia Islamia will present facts to HRD minister. 

13:16 PM

Police entered our campus without permission, students were studying and working

13:14 PM

Condition of two cops, on whom students pelted students, is serious. Petrol bombs were hurled on cops by protesting students. Altogether 36 policemen have been injured in Sunday's protest: Delhi Police

13:11 PM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expresses concern over the massive anti-CAA protest

I am very worried over the worsening law and order situation in Delhi. To ensure peace returns to the city immediately, I have sought time from Home Minister Amit Shah for a meeting: Delhi CM Kejriwal

13:10 PM

Jamia University Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar says the university has nothing to do with any political party.

12:57 PM

Jamia University VC Nazma Akhtar says "There has been a huge damange to the university because of anti-CAA protests. The Sunday (December 15)'s events are unfortunate."

12:57 PM

Hyderabad: Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) students hold a protest against Citizenship Amendment Act and in support of Jamia students. 

12:56 PM

National Commission for Minorities Chairman, Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi on protests in Jamia Millia Islamia and AMU: I appeal to the protesters that such protests should not be done. I also appeal to the police that they should show some restraint and control the situation calmly.

12:48 PM

Anti Citizenship (Amendment) Act protest: Uttar Pradesh DGP Om Prakash Singh with senior police officers. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has sought report from the state DGP on the violence over CAA in the state.

12:46 PM

Several Delhi University students boycott exams and hold protest to express solidarity with Jamia and AMU students who are protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

12:44 PM

Opposition leaders to address media at 1:30 pm today over Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sitaram Yechuri to be present during the media address.

12:41 PM

Lucknow District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash asks college management to control the situaion, says 'strict action will be taken against the protesters if required'.

12:38 PM

DCP South East Delhi Chinmoy Biswal appeals Delhi's Jamia student to protest peacefully, says college's name is being spoilt due to protests. "I appeal to Jamia students, that the image of University gets affected when anti-social elements join their protests. Protests should be peaceful and disciplined," says Biswal

12:38 PM

The Ministry of Home Affairs has not sought any report from the Delhi Police over the violence that ensued in Jamia Nagar area after protests broke out against the new citizenship law.

12:37 PM

Stone pelting in Lucknow college: 

There was stone pelting for about 30 seconds when around 150 people had come out to protest and raise slogans. Situation is normal now. Students are going back to their classrooms: Superintendent of Police Lucknow, Kalanidhi Naithani tells ANI.

12:36 PM

Protests in Lucknow's Nadwa college against Citizenship Amendment Act. Police have closed the gate of the college from outside. Slogans are being raised in support of Jamia students raised by protesters. 

12:36 PM

Some students of Nadwatul Ulama Institute in Lucknow are pelting stones. According to the police, no one was injured and the situation is under control. 

12:34 PM

Petition filed in Calcutta High Court seeking direction on recent violation after CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) in West Bengal. 

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