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.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2019 - 23:20
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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, 21:52 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.

16 December 2019, 20:33 PM

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

16 December 2019, 19:45 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.

16 December 2019, 19:44 PM

CM Mamata Banerjee writes to Bengal Governor over his tweets. 

16 December 2019, 19:41 PM

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

16 December 2019, 19:41 PM

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

16 December 2019, 19:40 PM

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

16 December 2019, 19:39 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

16 December 2019, 19:38 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

16 December 2019, 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

16 December 2019, 19:37 PM

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

16 December 2019, 18:46 PM

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

16 December 2019, 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

16 December 2019, 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.

16 December 2019, 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.

16 December 2019, 17:59 PM

Priyanka Gandhi ends dharna at India Gate.

16 December 2019, 17:34 PM

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

16 December 2019, 17:32 PM

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

16 December 2019, 17:32 PM

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

16 December 2019, 17:28 PM

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

16 December 2019, 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.

16 December 2019, 17:19 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!

16 December 2019, 17:18 PM

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

16 December 2019, 17:03 PM

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

16 December 2019, 17:02 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 December 2019, 16:38 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 December 2019, 16:36 PM

Jamia forms committee to assess damage to university premises.  

16 December 2019, 16:36 PM

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

16 December 2019, 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 December 2019, 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 December 2019, 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 December 2019, 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 December 2019, 16:09 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 December 2019, 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 December 2019, 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.

16 December 2019, 15:56 PM

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

16 December 2019, 15:53 PM

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

16 December 2019, 15:49 PM

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

16 December 2019, 15:48 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

16 December 2019, 15:46 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

16 December 2019, 15:39 PM

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

16 December 2019, 15:27 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.

16 December 2019, 15:16 PM

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

16 December 2019, 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

16 December 2019, 15:09 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

16 December 2019, 15:08 PM

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

16 December 2019, 14:57 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

16 December 2019, 14:56 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

16 December 2019, 14:55 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

16 December 2019, 14:54 PM

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