Violence has now become prevalent in East-Delhi on Tuesday (17.12.2019) as angry protesters covered the streets and threw pieces of brick on policemen within the Seelampur-Jaffrabad area, located in the territory’s northeast.
The protest is with respect to the discontent of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, a law that deals with refugee naturalization and the critics keeping less knowledge about it says it is anti-Muslim.
The police in Seelampur were heavily outnumbered and constant tear gas shelling made breathing difficult. The streets were masked in a haze and scattered with broken brick.
In the beginning, it started as a peaceful protest against the citizenship bill but got out of hand later said by a resident of that place
Delhi Police sources said the protest was scheduled in Jaffrabad at 2 pm. They said people gathered at around 1.15 pm and marched towards Seelampur.
The protest was peaceful but violence exploded when they were dispersing. Azib Aman, a resident, told the newswire
Reporters in their clicked pictures showed the words written on the wall in Seelampur “We Reject CAB” Another photo showed a policeman with a badly injured eye.
As many as seven metro stations — Seelampur on the Red Line and Welcome, Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Shiv Vihar, Johri Enclave and Gokulpuri on the Pink Line — have been closed.
Citizens are advised to follow the Twitter handles of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) and the Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) for travel advisories.
All entry & exit gates of Welcome, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar are open.
— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) December 17, 2019
Traffic movement has been closed on 66 feet road from Seelampur to Jafrabad (both carriageways) due to demonstration.
— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) December 17, 2019