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  • 10:51 PM IST

    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE: AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi:

    “In solidarity with Jamia Milia right now
    should release all the students in police custody & tell us the number of students injured due to police brutality
    An independent judicial inquiry should be set up to investigate into the incident”

  • 10:45 PM IST

    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE: Curfew will be relaxed between 6 am – 8 pm in Assam’s Dibrugarh district tomorrow.

  • 10:27 PM IST

    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE: Meanwhile, spokesperson of Holy Family Hospital, told news agency ANI that most of the Jamia students who were admitted there have been discharged.

    “We received about 26 university(Jamia Millia Islamia) students who suffered minor injuries.Most of them have been discharged now.2 police personnel have also been admitted with head injuries,maybe due to stone pelting,” Father George PA,spokesperson of Holy Family Hospital told ANI.
  • 10:23 PM IST

    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE: According to reports, JNU students have called for an overnight stir outside Police headquarters.

  • 10:03 PM IST

    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE: Entry & exit gates of Delhi Gate and Pragati Maidan are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations.

  • 9:41 PM IST

    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE: Protesters, including Jawaharlal Nehru University students, hold a demonstration at Delhi Police Headquarters, ITO, over Jamia Millia Islamia university incident.

  • 9:40 PM IST

  • 9:40 PM IST

    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE: Entry & exit gates of GTB Nagar and Shivaji Stadium are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations.

  • 9:09 PM IST

    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE: Entry and exit gates of Vasant Vihar, Munirka and RK Puram are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations.

  • 9:06 PM IST

    Anti-CAA Protests LIVE: All schools and colleges to stay closed in Okhla, Jamia and New Friends Colony and Madanpur Khadar area of Delhi.

New Delhi: The protests over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) escalated in the national capital on Sunday as several buses were burnt, and police clashed with the students of Jamia Millia Islamia University.

Huge traffic snarls were experienced throughout south Delhi area, from Ashram to Friends Colony to Kalindi Kunj. Police had to divert traffic from the vicinity as pitched battles continued.

Further, Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday requested people to put an end to the violence that has completely battered the state’s day to day life.

In a video statement shared on his Twitter account, CM Sonowal said, “We are committed to protect all genuine Indian citizens and the rights of the people of Assam. I call upon all sections of the society to thwart the elements who are misleading the people on #CAA & indulging in violence and together continue the growth journey of Assam.”

The death toll is still on the rise as the unrest over the Centre’s move on citizenship led to lethal clashes between agitators and police and security forces. The violence that erupted in Assam and Tripura last week has now spiralled to West Bengal and even New Delhi.

On Saturday, protestors in West Bengal torched at least five trains, three railway stations and tracks, and over 25 buses.

Moreover, the suspension on mobile internet services across Assam has been extended for another 48 hours till December 16, although the curfew has been relaxed in Dibrugarh – from 7 AM to 4 PM – and in Guwahati – from 9 AM to 6 PM. Curfew has also been relaxed in parts of Meghalaya. Meanwhile, a six-hour shutdown was observed in Nagaland.

Schools and colleges continue to remain shut until further notice in the northeastern states, while competitive exams like UGC NET have also been postponed in Assam, Meghalaya in view of the escalating protests.