The protests against the contentious Citizenship ( amendment) bill 2019 reached Delhi. The capital. Violence erupted on Mathura Road in southeast Delhi following a clash between police and Jamia Millia Islamia students who were protesting against the amended Citizenship Act.
The protesters torched Delhi Transport Corporation buses and a fire tender was damaged, police claimed.
Students claimed that the police baton charged them when they were holding a peaceful protest.
— ANI (@ANI) December 15, 2019
A Delhi Fire Services official said four fire tenders were rushed to the spot.
One fire tender was completely damaged and two personnel were injured, he said.
According to Saimon Farooqui, national secretary of Congress-affiliated National Students’ Union of India, the protesters were peacefully sitting on Mathura Road when policemen tried to “trouble” a couple of protesters, who resisted.
Thereafter, police started lathicharging the protesters and using teargas, he alleged.
Another student claimed that after the policemen used force, some protesters torched buses and indulged in vandalism.
Meanwhile , in the wake of violent protest against the amended citizenship law in south Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that no one should indulge in violence.
“No one shud indulge in violence. Any kind of violence is unacceptable. Protests shud remain peaceful,” Kejriwal tweeted.
No one shud indulge in violence. Any kind of violence is unacceptable. Protests shud remain peaceful. https://t.co/CUiaGLb9YY
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 15, 2019
He further stated , Spoke to Honourable Lieutenant Governor and urged him to take all steps to restore normalcy and peace. We are also doing everything possible at our end. Real miscreants who caused violence should be identified and punished.