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  • 8:51 PM IST

    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE Updates: 354 miscreants have been arrested across the state as a part of our endeavor to maintain peace and harmony in Bengal, says West Bengal Police.

  • 8:45 PM IST

    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE Updates: Union Home Minister Amit Shah reiterates that no provision in CAA that takes away anyone’s citizenship while attacking AAP, Congress and TMC for “misleading & creating an atmosphere of violence across the country”.

    “I appeal to students to understand the Citizenship Amendment Act. There is no provision in CAA that takes away anyone’s citizenship. Congress, AAP & TMC are misleading you & creating an atmosphere of violence across the country,” Amit Shah says at a rally.
  • 8:39 PM IST

    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE Updates: A fresh clash between protesters and police personnel broke out in Uttar Pradesh’s Mau district on Monday over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act 2019. In the wake of the incident, protesters burnt public vehicles, threw stones at policemen and a police station in the areas was set on fire. In retaliation, cops resorted to using tear gas shells and lathi-charged the agitators on the spot.

    Uttar Pradesh DGP OP Singh, “The situation in Mau is completely under control now. Administration is keeping a close watch on the situation. Section 144 has been imposed in the area.”
  • 8:09 PM IST

    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE Updates: Delhi Police categorically denies that protesters were fired upon.

    “Categorically deny that protesters were fired upon, injuries which some media outlets are reporting could be sharp end of tear gas shells hitting directly. We are investigating nature of allegations again,” top Delhi Police Source on media report of bullet injuries on protesters told ANI.
  • 7:52 PM IST
    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE Updates: 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, says CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury.
  • 7:42 PM IST

    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE Updates: Internet services suspended in Aligarh (city) till tomorrow midnight.

  • 7:41 PM IST

    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE Updates: Entry & exit gates at all stations have been opened. Normal services have resumed in all stations.

  • 7:12 PM IST
    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE Updates: Schools in Aligarh to remain shut tomorrow

    Aligarh District Administration says: “To maintain law and order, in view of protests against Citizenship Amendment Act, all schools, degree colleges, and other educational institutions in Aligarh (city) will be closed today and tomorrow.”
  • 6:56 PM IST

    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE Updates: AK Antony, Congress after party’s symbolic protest over police action during students’ protests in Jamia Millia Islamia & Aligarh Muslim University, said: Tomorrow under the leadership of Congress President Sonia ji, almost all important Opposition leaders are meeting President of India.

  • 6:44 PM IST

    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE Updates: Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) files a complaint to Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik, against Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan & others. Complaint alleges their involvement in “riots at Jamia Millia Islamia, yesterday”.

New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Monday released nearly 100 students of the capital’s Jamia Milia Islamia University, after they were detained after police action on the campus in the wake of the violence which broke out during an-anti Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) march being carried out by the students Sunday evening. Also Read - Anti-CAA Protests: After Jamia, Violence Erupts in AMU; Overnight Stir Called by JNU as Thousands Gather Outside Police Headquarters at ITO

Speaking to media in the wee hours of the day, Delhi Police PRO Mandeep Randhawa informed that all detained students had been released from Kalkaji and New Friends Colony. Also Read - Facing Accusation, Delhi Police Says it Entered Jamia Campus Not Forcefully But to Bring Normalcy

The police action on the campus, which took place without permission or orders of the university administration triggered massive outrage and protests outside the Delhi Police headquarters at ITO. The protest was called by the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students’ Union.

The protesters ended their agitation after the students were released.

Midnight protests were also reported from various campuses across the country, including Hyderabad’s Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), IIT-Bombay, Kolkata’s Jadavpur University, Varanasi’s Banaras Hindu University (BHU) etc.

Massive violence had also broken out last night at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), where students had gathered to protest against the police crackdown on Jamia students. Several students were reportedly injured in the police action that followed.

Both Jamia and AMU have been the epicentre of the anti-CAA agitation outside the northeast, which has witnessed massive protests over the same.

The CAA, called the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) before it received President Ram Nath Kovind’s assent, was passed by the Parliament last week. It aims to grant Indian citizenship to religious minorities (except Muslims) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, who came to India before December 31, 2014, to avoid religious persecution in their native countries.