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Delhi anti-CAA stir HIGHLIGHTS: Jamia VC visits injured students in hospital

Delhi anti-CAA stir HIGHLIGHTS: While most of those injured complained they were kicked in their stomach, one woman complained of an injury to her private parts, said Dr Abdul Nazar, director of Al-Shifa Hospital.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 11, 2020 1:27:15 am
delhi protest march, delhi parliament protest march, mandi house march, jantar mantar march, delhi police, delhi city news Jamia Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar meets an injured student in hospital on Monday.

Delhi anti-CAA stir HIGHLIGHTS: At least 16 people were injured in a scuffle that broke out between anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters and the Delhi Police in Jamia Nagar on Monday after the protest march was stopped from moving towards Parliament. Jamia Vice- Chancellor Najma Akhtar and other officials visited the hospital to see the injured students.

While most of those injured complained they were kicked in their stomach, one woman complained of an injury to her private parts, said Dr Abdul Nazar, director of Al-Shifa Hospital. He said initial investigations showed no signs of external injury on the woman, and an ultrasound test was being conducted to check for internal injuries.

Amid heavy deployment of security personnel in and around Jamia Millia Islamia University, the protesters including several women began their march against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR) from Jamia’s gate no 7.  The demonstrators raised slogans like “Kagaz Nahi Dikhayenge’ (We will not show documents) and “Jab Nahi Dare Hum Goron Se Toh Kyun Dare Hum Auron Se” (When we did not fear the British, why should we fear others).

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Delhi anti-CAA stir LIVE Updates: Several gather at Jantar Mantar and Mandi House ahead of a march towards Parliament to protest against NRC, CAA and NPR in Delhi. Get latest updates here.

21:53 (IST)10 Feb 2020
‘Cops kicked us in stomach’: 16 anti-CAA protesters injured after clash with Delhi Police in Jamia Nagar

At least 16 people were injured in a clash between anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters and the Delhi Police in Jamia Nagar on Monday, after the protest march was stopped from moving towards Parliament. While most of those injured complained they were kicked in their stomach, one woman complained of injury to her private parts, said Dr Abdul Nazar, director of Al-Shifa Hospital. He said initial investigations showed no signs of external injury on the woman, and an ultrasound test was being conducted to check for internal injuries. Jamia Vice- Chancellor Najma Akhtar and other officials visited the hospital to see the injured students. Read the full story here

20:16 (IST)10 Feb 2020
AMU students take out candle march in solidarity with Jamia protesters

Students of Aligarh Muslim University took out a candle march in solidarity with students of Jamia after today's alleged police action. A seperate memorandum has been submitted to President today demanding release of detained protestors in Kanpur.

19:48 (IST)10 Feb 2020
To respect unity and integrity of country key fundamental duty: ex-CJI on CAA protests

Insisting that respecting the unity and integrity of the country is perhaps the "most important fundamental duty", former CJI Ranjan Gogoi Monday said enough protests have been held on the new citizenship law and that people should not create "two parallel forums" when the SC has already seized the matter, news agency PTI reported. 

Addressing students of the Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) here, the former CJI also said that everybody has the right to express views on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), but "the resolution of the issue must be through Constitutional means".

19:11 (IST)10 Feb 2020
Protest by Jamia Coordination Committee continues near Holy Family Hospital

Protest by Jamia Coordination Committee continues near Holy Family Hospital. They had called a protest march against CAA, NRC & NPR, from Jamia to Parliament, but were stopped by security forces near the Hospital in Okhla. Police are requesting them to return to Gate 7 of Jamia.

17:58 (IST)10 Feb 2020
Tensions at anti-CAA protest in Kanpur

Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur too witnessed protests against the citizenship law on Monday morning. Tension prevailed there after the police allegedly tried to remove the protesters forcibly from Mohamed Ali Park in the Chamanganj area in the wee hours on Monday. Continuing their stir, the protesters have accused police of resorting to lathicharge.  Additional District Magistrate Vivek Srivastava said the protesters had agreed to end their agitation on Saturday after assurance by the district administration that cases against them will be withdrawn, reported PTI.

17:31 (IST)10 Feb 2020
Protesters marched with photographs of Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh

The protesters who marched from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar carried the photographs of freedom fighters Bhagat Singh and Chandrasekhar Azad and social reformer Savitribai Phule, and demanded that the government revoke the "black law", news agency PTI reported. 

16:49 (IST)10 Feb 2020
Watch | Delhi Police use mild force after anti-CAA protesters in Jamia Nagar breach barricades
16:48 (IST)10 Feb 2020
Delhi Police try to push back protesters in Jamia Nagar

Delhi Police try to push back protesters in Jamia Nagar. (Express Photos: Abhinav Saha)

16:20 (IST)10 Feb 2020
DCP climbs barricades, remove anti-CAA protesters from there

Delhi DCP has climbed on top of barricades and removed protesters from there. Chief Proctor also made announcements asking students to move back and not get into a confrontation with the police. The DCP also made announcements asking protesters to move back as they don't have permission to move ahead.

14:38 (IST)10 Feb 2020
Delhi anti-CAA protests LIVE: Protesters jump over police barricades

Protesters in Jamia today climbed police barricades to continue their march towards Parliament.

14:28 (IST)10 Feb 2020
Delhi anti-CAA protests LIVE: Dr Kafeel Khan's wife joins march towards Parliament

The wife of Dr Kafeel Khan, who was in September acquitted of all negligence and corruption charges in the Gorakhpur BRD Hospital tragedy, and brother of Sharjeel Imam, arrested on sedition charges, also participated in the march taken out under the banner of Welfare Party of India.

14:15 (IST)10 Feb 2020
Delhi anti-CAA protests LIVE: Cops try to persuade Jamia residents

The march led by Jamia residents has reached Holy Family. The Jamia PRO is trying to persuade the crowd against moving towards the barricade. Students and locals have refused to move as of now.

14:11 (IST)10 Feb 2020
Delhi anti-CAA protests LIVE: Children carry photos of freedom fighters

At Jantar Mantar, children as young as 10, senior citizens, civil society members and university students filled the streets and ran the length of central Delhi, shouting anti-CAA and anti-government slogans. The protesters also carried the photographs of freedom fighters Bhagat Singh and Chandrasekhar Azad and social reformer Savitribai Phule, and demanded that the government revoke the "black law".

14:03 (IST)10 Feb 2020
Delhi anti-CAA protests LIVE: Agitation underway at Jantar Mantar


Protests underway at Jantar Mantar. (Express photo/Tashi Tobgyal)

13:50 (IST)10 Feb 2020
Delhi anti-CAA protests LIVE: Another group marches towards Jantar Mantar

On the other hand,  another group of protesters, carrying placards and banners of all sizes and colours, converged at Mandi House around 11 am and started marching towards Jantar Mantar. A large number of police and paramilitary personnel walked along with them. "The protesters do not have permission to take out a march, but as long as they maintain peace, we do not have a problem," a police official was quoted as saying by PTI.

13:47 (IST)10 Feb 2020
Delhi protests LIVE: 'Kagaz Nahi dikhayenge' slogans raised at Jamia

Scores of residents in Jamia Nagar staged a protest outside Jamia Millia Islamia against the CAA and NRC. The protesters led by Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC), a group comprising JMI students and alumni, prepared to march towards Parliament to raise their voice against the two laws. The protesters raised slogans like "Kagaz Nahi dikhayenge (we will not furnish our papers)".

13:42 (IST)10 Feb 2020
Delhi protests LIVE: Cops on standby as hundreds gather for march to Parliament

Security was stepped up in the national capital on Monday in the wake of a protest march against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register from Jamia Millia Islamia to Parliament. Follow this live blog for all the latest updates.

Meanwhile, hundreds of protesters, including students and civil society members, took to streets in central Delhi on Monday to oppose the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR). The protesters started from Mandi House with placards and banners of all sizes and colours around 11 am and marched towards Jantar Mantar where they reached around 12.30 pm via Barakhamba Road and Tolstoy Road.

A large number of police and paramilitary personnel walked along with them. In view of the "sansad ghero" protest, security forces were deployed in the New Delhi area. Additional forces were also summoned from four districts.

Delhi have been the nucleus of anti-CAA protests ever since the citizenship law was amended allowing easier citizenship for Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians, Parsis and Jains who came to India after facing religious persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh before 2015.

Those opposing the CAA contend that it discriminates on the basis of religion and violates the Constitution. They also allege that the CAA along with the NRC is intended to target the Muslim community in the country. After alleged police atrocities on protesting students on Jamia Millia Islamia University on December 15, the protests spread to across the country with people from various religions and professions taking part in them.