News By/Courtesy: Ishita | 21 Dec 2019 11:15am IST


  • More than 11 people dead in Uttar Pradesh admist violence
  • Internet services suspended in Uttar Pradesh
  • Schools and Colleges Closed in Uttar Pradesh


After  a long discussion, the  Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill on 9th december. The Citizenship Amendment Act or the CAA makes it easier to grant Citizenship to non-Muslims from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afganistan. Opposition, students, activists reportedly say that this law is against the secularism nature of the constitution as it discriminates against the Muslims. Since then the nation has seen massive uproar in the protest against the same, form Delhi to Bihar stone pelting against the police and violationg the laws, the police has detained and filed FIR against many. 

11 protesters have reportedly been killed in the clashes whish erupted across Uttar Pradesh over the CAA on Friday. The protests emerged in 13 districts of Uttar Pradesh namely Lucknow, Hapur, Merrut, Bijnor, Bulandshar, Vaishali, Muzaffarngar, Gorakhpur, Aligarh, Bhadohi, Sultanpur, Varanasi and Sambhal. The angry mob burned the police stations and cars and also damaged numerous public properties. Police launched lathi- charge and used tear gas in order to control the situation. More than 150 people have been arrested so far. Those detained by the Lucknow Police for the violence include prominent activists like former IPS officer and activist SR Darapuri and lawyer Mohammad Shoaib. Cases have been registered against 3600 people in Ghaziabad at 4 different Police Stations, and stomes were thrown at the police in Muradnagar on Friday.

Internet services have also been shut down in the major cities of Uttar Pradesh where the protest was majorly seen in order to prevent further violence, and internet posts which instigate the people, the Police is also requesting the people to not to engage in any protest and violent activities and  maintain law and order.

District Magistrate in Noida and Ghaziabad and Greater Noida has also ordered to close all the schools and colleges until further notice and strong actiions will be taken againste those instituitons who violate these orders.

Section Editor: Prithvijit Mukherjee | 21 Dec 2019 13:10pm IST

Tags : #NRC #CAA #Uttar Pradesh # violence

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