New Delhi: The security forces on Monday stopped the protest march to Parliament organised by the Jamia Coordination Committee against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizen (NRC). The anti-CAA march that began from Jamia Millia Islamia university was stopped near Holy Family hospital in Okhla, news agency ANI reported.Also Read - Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Anti-CAA Protesters Demand More Security at Jamia, Shaheen Bagh as They Fear Attacks on February 8
Earlier the Delhi police had urged them to restrict the protests to the varsity as permission for the march to Parliament had been rejected but the protesters remained adamant and continued the march. Also Read - 'Situation Normal,' Says Jamia After Pro-CAA Group Raises 'Goli Maaro' Slogans Outside Varsity
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“It is our right to march to Parliament, we will continue the march ahead”, the protesters had said when SHO of Jamia Nagar police station requested them to not march ahead.
The security forces have also put up multiple layers of barricades along the way. Police force has also been deployed with tear gas and water cannons just a walking distance from Jamia, near Holy Family hospital.
Earlier on January 30, a similar protest march was organised when a man raising pro-CAA slogans opened fire injuring a protesting student named Shadab Farooqui.