New Delhi: In the wake of the Anti-Citizenship Act protest in the national capital, entry and exit gates of Sukhdev Vihar, Jamia Millia Islamia, Okhla Vihar, Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh, Ashram, ITO and IIT metro stations have been shut. Moreover, the trains will not be halting at these stations either.
The metro stations that have been affected include GTB Nagar, Shivaji Stadium, Vasant Vihar, Munirka and RK Puram.
“As advised by Delhi Police, entry & exit gates of Sukhdev Vihar and gate no. 3 of Ashram have been closed. Trains will not be halting at Sukhdev Vihar,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a statement.
“Entry & exit gates of Sukhdev Vihar, Jamia Millia Islamia, Okhla Vihar and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations,” it added.
A mob of almost 1, 000 people on Sunday protested against the Citizenship Act.
At least five buses were set ablaze or damaged, besides various cars and a bike that were targeted by the mob. Two fire officials were injured in stone-pelting as protests against the newly enacted Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, that seized parts of south Delhi for almost an hour as arsonists vandalised and stone-pelting mob ran amok threatening residents.
This on the third day of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 that will provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists fleeing persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.. Jamia students were not involved in the brawl, the varsity union promptly announced.
(With IANS inputs)