Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests live updates: TMC workers resort to violence in West Bengal's Birbhum

On Wednesday, six people were arrested in connection with the case and three cases were registered for arson and violence. The Delhi Police also conducted raids to apprehend some other people who have also been identified.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 14:42

Delhi has been witnessing several violent protests against the newly-implemented Citizenship Amendment Act since the last few days. On Sunday, clashes broke out between the Delhi Police and protestors, including a few from Jamia Millia Islamia University, and it continued till Monday. A day later, the violence hit North East Delhi's Seelampur and Jafradbad areas where angry protestors torched several motorbikes, pelted stones at police personnel and damaged buses and a police booth.

On Wednesday, six people were arrested in connection with the case and three cases were registered for arson and violence. The Delhi Police also conducted raids to apprehend some other people who have also been identified.

In view of the protests, Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) has been imposed in North East district of Delhi.

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Meanwhile, protests are also being held in other parts of the country over the amended Act. The Supreme Court will later in the day hear 59 petitions challenging the CAA. 

A Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) parliamentary delegation is also scheduled to meet President Ram Nath Kovind over the Act.

Stay tuned with Zee News on live updates from across the country on the Citizenship Amendment Act.

18 December 2019, 14:36 PM

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18 December 2019, 13:11 PM

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18 December 2019, 13:11 PM

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18 December 2019, 12:50 PM

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18 December 2019, 12:49 PM

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal appeals for peace in wake of Anti-CAA protests.

18 December 2019, 11:21 AM

The Supreme Court issued notice to Centre on the Citizenship Amendment Act but refuses to issue stay the amendment. The apex court directed the government to submit its reply by the second week of January 2020. The next hearing is on January 22, 2020.

18 December 2019, 11:00 AM

Satish Chandra Mishra, BSP MP after his party's delegation met President Ram Nath Kovind: We told him that Citizenship Amendment Act is wrong & in violation of the Preamble, Article 14 & 21. We requested him to take steps to revoke it.

18 December 2019, 10:51 AM

18 December 2019, 10:51 AM

Delhi Police filed 2 FIRs in connection with Tuesday's Jafrabad incident under the IPC sections for rioting and damaging public property. Five people were detained, their backgrounds are being checked by Police. One FIR also registered in Brijpuri under IPC sections for stone pelting.

18 December 2019, 10:49 AM

18 December 2019, 10:49 AM

Tamil Nadu: All party meeting over #CitizenshipAmendmentAct begins at DMK headquarters in Chennai. The meeting is being chaired by DMK President MK Stalin.

18 December 2019, 10:49 AM

A public suit filed in Delhi High Court seeking to constitute a fact finding committee to deal with Jamia Millia University (Delhi) incident & the medical assistance provided to students that were injured during the incident, news agency ANI reports. 

18 December 2019, 10:48 AM

With the situation taking a turn for the worse, the police rushed five additional companies to the spot to help control the violence. A total of 14 companies were deployed along with senior officers and local staff to control the mobs.

18 December 2019, 10:48 AM

The violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Seelampur and Jafrabad area of northeast Delhi left 21 people, including 12 policemen and and three from the Rapid Action Force (RAF), injured. 

18 December 2019, 10:48 AM

The Delhi Police has arrested six people in connection with the violence in Seelampur area on Tuesday. The arrests were made on Wednesday morning. Raids are also being conducted to apprehend some other people who have also been identified.