New Delhi: Sunday witnessed traffic jam for nearly eight hours due to roadblocks in the wake of massive protests at Jafrabad and Khureji. Monday will see no respite as the roads near the protest site have been shut to maintain the law and order situation. Also Read - 'Sirf Teen Din', BJP's Kapil Mishra Gives Ultimatum to Delhi Police to Clear Jaffrabad, Chand Bagh Roads
According to a report, the main road in Jafrabad, as well as the Master Plan road, are likely to remain choked today. Also Read - CAA Protest: Stone-pelting, Tear Gas Shelling Near Jaffrabad; Entry, Exit Gates of Maujpur-Babarpur Metro Stations Closed
Further, traffic snarls were also witnessed on GT road and Wazirabad Road. Signature Bridge was also closed to avoid traffic jam. NH-9 was also closed in order to prevent the protesters from marching towards central Delhi. Also Read - As People Continue to Protest Against CAA-NRC at Delhi's Jaffrabad, Metro Station Shut; Heavy Security Deployed
Later, one of these road stretches was reopened after the cops managed to convince protesters to simmer down their agitation.
The traffic jam was witnessed on the Ring Road near Kashmere Gate and Wazirabad. However, traffic police said that the traffic was manageable till afternoon but it got worse towards the evening due to violence. Following which, cops had to block the Jafrabad main road. Traffic on GT Road and NH-9 was restricted.
Shaheen Bagh-style protest started at Jaffrabad metro station in northeast Delhi on Sunday after more than 200 women gathered here to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Women started to gather at the metro station from Saturday night itself after which police and paramilitary forces were deployed here. Since the protest is staged by women, a huge number of women officers have also been deployed.
Road no. 66 was blocked by the protesters while entry and exit from the metro station has been stopped.
Most of the protesters are carrying the national flag and chanting slogans of “Azadi” while some are even wearing blue bands and chanting ‘Jai Bhim’.