New Delhi: The situation in Maujpur where a rally in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was taking place, turned ugly after stone pelting was reported on Sunday evening. Police have fired teargas shells to control the mob, news agency ANI reported. Also Read - As People Continue to Protest Against CAA-NRC at Delhi's Jaffrabad, Metro Station Shut; Heavy Security Deployed
Following the scuffle, entry & exit gates of Maujpur-Babarpur metro stations have been closed for security reasons, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) informed. Notably, Maujpur lies near Jaffrabad area where an anti-CAA protest is also underway.
Earlier on Saturday night, a large number of anti-CAA protesters mainly women gathered outside Jaffrabad metro station in northeast Delhi. They blocked road no. 66 which connects Seelampur to Maujpur and Yamuna Vihar.
Speaking to reporters, Shadab, one of the protesters had said, “This protest is against CAA, NRC and also seeking reservation for Dalits. The movement is primarily led by the women, while the men are only supporting them. We have blocked the road in order to protest and we will not move from the site till the Centre revokes the draconian law.”