New Delhi: As people continued to protest at Jaffrabad metro station area against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Sunday, entry and exit gates of the station have been shut. Trains won’t be halting at this station either. Heavy security has also been deployed here in case the law and order situation deteriorates. Also Read - Uddhav Thackeray Requires Briefing on NPR, CAA: Manish Tewari
Notably, nearly 500 people, mostly women, gathered near the metro station in northeast Delhi on Saturday night in protest against the CAA-NRC, blocking a major road. Also Read - 'No One Should be Scared of CAA', Says Uddhav Thackeray After Meeting PM Modi; Hints at Implementing NPR in Maharashtra
The women were seen carrying the national tricolour and raising slogans of ‘aazadi’. They said they would not move from the site until the Centre revokes Citizenship Act. They also tied a blue band on their arm and also raised ‘Jai Bhim’ slogans. Also Read - Woman Who Chanted 'Pakistan Zindabad' at Anti-CAA Protest in Bengaluru Sent to 14-Day Judicial Custody
Traffic was also hit due to the sudden protest at the site. The police were trying to talk to protesters to clear the road.
A woman, who identified herself as Bushra, said till the time CAA is not revoked, the protesters will not leave the site.
Social activist Faheem Baig said there is resentment within the people against the way the government is handling the issue.
A protest is already going on near the main Seelampur road and Kardampuri against the amended Citizenship Act. The protest at Jaffrabad took place at a time efforts are being made to clear a road blocked by anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh.
The protesters have been staging a sit-in at Shaheen Bagh for over two months, blocking the road connecting southeast Delhi and Noida.