New Delhi: A massive protest against the contentious Citizenship Act 2019 on Tuesday turned violent when police fired tear gas shells to disperse the crowd in Northeast Delhi’s Seelampur area. Soon after it took a violent turn, demonstrators pelted stones at police personnel who fired tear gas shells at the agitators.
As per updates from the police, the protest began around 12 PM and the people from the area gathered at Seelampur T-point for the demonstration. They started shouting slogans against the CAA and the NRC in the area.
As per updates, a police station in the area has been set on fire by the protesters. They have also burnt a school bus in the area.
Police later took away protesters from the spot where a clash broke out between police and the agitators. Meanwhile, to monitor the situation, police used a drone in Jafrabad area in Northeast Delhi.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police in a statement said that a protest was scheduled in Jaffrabad, North East Delhi at 2 PM today. “People gathered around 1:15 PM and marched towards Seelampur. Initially, the protest was peaceful but suddenly violence emerged while they were dispersing.
The development comes after many states including Kerala and West Bengal on Monday staged protest against the CAA and the police brutality on students on Jamia University on Sunday night.