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Citizenship Act protests LIVE Updates: Two dead in Mangaluru, one in Lucknow as protests turn violent

Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest Today Live News Updates: Protests erupted in several states Thursday against the Citizenship Amendment Act despite prohibitory orders imposed by the police.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi |
Updated: December 20, 2019 4:37:34 am
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Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) Protest Today Live News Updates: At least two people were reportedly killed in Mangaluru as the anti-citizenship law protesters clashed with the police on Thursday. However, Mangaluru City Police Commissioner P S Harsha said two people were admitted in ICU and 20 police personnel were injured. In Lucknow, one person was killed dead as the protests took a violent turn in the city. He was admitted with a gun shot injury at Trauma Center during the time of protests. However, it is not clear from whose gunshot he died. DGP has denied that any firing was done from police end

The Home Ministry has called for an urgent meeting to review the security situation in the country. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Thursday said his government will take ‘revenge’ on those who indulged in violence over the Citizenship Act by seizing and auctioning their properties to compensate for losses. His statement comes in the wake of violent protests against the amended Citizenship Act in Lucknow and other parts of the state. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that BJP workers were vandalising properties wearing skull caps.

In Delhi, a large number of protestors, including students and activists, gathered at the Jantar Mantar after they were not allowed to hold a demonstration near the Red Fort and Mandi House, where prohibitory orders have been imposed. Many were detained, including historian Ramachandra Guha in Bengaluru, CPM leader Sitaram Yechury, Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan in New Delhi. All were released later. Mobile internet connectivity was also shut down in parts of the national capital. With Delhi witnessing huge traffic snarls, IndiGo has canceled 19 flights due to its crew getting stuck in traffic jams, a statement by Delhi International Airport Limited said.

Violent protests broke out in Lucknow against the new citizenship law, which grants citizenship to individuals who are Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Christian, Jain, or Parsi who entered India from Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Afghanistan by the cut-off date of December 31, 2014, when a mob pelted stones and torched vehicles parked outside a police post. About 20 people have been taken into custody. Protesters in Sambhal district set ablaze a state roadways bus and damaged police vehicles.

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04:37 (IST)20 Dec 2019
Internet suspended in Lucknow

After Prayagraj, internet suspended in Lucknow till December 21.

22:59 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Internet services suspended in Prayagraj

As the situation turned violent in many places of Uttar Pradesh, internet services have been suspended in Prayagraj till 10 am tomorrow. 

22:56 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Internet services suspended in Mangaluru, Dakshina Kannada

Internet services have been suspended in Mangaluru , Dakshina Kannada district for next 48 hours, till 10 pm of December 21

22:19 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Mobile internet services suspended in Ghaziabad in view of violent protests in UP

Mobile internet services have been suspended in Ghaziabad for 24 hours from 10 pm on Thursday in view of violent protests against the new citizenship law in parts of Uttar Pradesh, an official said.

The action has been taken to avoid spreading of hate messages on social media with an aim to disturb the communal peace and harmony, the official said. (PTI)

21:57 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Mumbai students to hold another rally on December 27

Students to hold another rally from Ambedkar Bhavan in Dadar to Byculla on December 27 in Mumbai.

21:43 (IST)19 Dec 2019
‘To think you can wipe out public anger by frightening them is stupid’: Pinarayi jabs Centre over CAA

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Thursday sharply criticised the detention and police action on protesters and political leaders agitating across the country against the controversial citizenship law.

The chief minister issued a warning to the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, asking it to nullify the law rather than attempt to cover up the rising public protests. He said the ruling regime must not be under an illusion that it can dismantle democratic protests by detaining political leaders and the public and denying their freedom of movement. Read more

21:40 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Heartwarming: Bengaluru DCP sings national anthem with protesters

DCP of Bengaluru (Central), Chetan Singh Rathore sings national anthem along with protesters present at the Town Hall in Bengaluru, when they were refusing to vacate the place.

21:29 (IST)19 Dec 2019
‘Love in return for hate’: At Jantar Mantar, protesters offer roses to security personnel

As a massive crowd gathered at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar Thursday to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, some participants handed out roses to security personnel, saying even if they were lathi-charged, their message would be “love in return for hatred”.

Lawyers participating in the demonstration offered legal assistance to protestors in case they were detained by the Delhi Police. Read more

20:54 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Protesters at Jantar Mantar disperse

Protesters congregated at Delhi's Jantar Mantar dispersed this evening except for some people paying tributes to those who died in protests.

20:50 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Karnataka Home Minister alleges 'deep conspiracy' of protests turning violent in Mangaluru

Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai alleges 'deep conspiracy' of protests turning violent in Mangaluru. "People from neighbouring Kerala regions who arrived in the state some days back have indulged in violent protests attacking the police by pelting stones and by another means. I suspect deep conspiracy in these actions," he said.

Two people died in Mangaluru during today's protest against amended Citizenship Act.

20:28 (IST)19 Dec 2019
CAA protests: One dead in Lucknow

One person dies in Lucknow after anti-citizenship law protests took a violent turn in the city.

20:25 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Mobile internet to be restored on Friday in Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Mobile internet to be restored on Friday in Assam, state Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

20:12 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Mumbaikars thank police for ensuring peaceful protests

People thank Mumbai police for ensuring peace during protest in August Kranti Maidan against CAA.

19:41 (IST)19 Dec 2019
‘I was born in Pakistan, what identity proof will I show,’ says Mani Shankar Aiyar

In the backdrop of synchronised chants of ‘Azaadi’ (freedom) by the protesters against the Citizenship Act at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Thursday, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said he is not aware of his future as he was born in Pakistan. “I came to India for shelter. What proof will I show? More importantly, why should I prove my identity,” Aiyar said. Read more

19:41 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Delhi: Protesters hold ground as police asks them to vacate site

'Hum honge kaamyaab ek din': Protesters hold ground as Delhi Police asks them to vacate the site.

19:09 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Jaaved Jaffrey at CAA protest

Jaaved Jaffrey asks the government in his speech: Stop this game. Tell us what’s going to happen next. Give us roti kapada makaan. You said you’d give us health policy, education policy but you come to power and the first thing you say is that you are going to build a temple!

18:50 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Mumbai: See how Bollywood celebrities protested against CAA

Over the past three days, celebrities including Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Mammootty, Priyanka Chopra, Swara Bhasker, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub and Sushant Singh among others have expressed their concern over the ongoing protests that have turned violent in many cities. A protest against CAA is being held in Mumbai’s August Kranti Maidan, and some celebrities have lent their support to the proceedings. Follow LIVE Updates

18:40 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Govt has no right to shut down people's protest: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi on CAA protests: "This government has no right to shut down colleges, telephones & the Internet, to halt metro trains and to impose Section 144 to suppress India's voice & prevent peaceful protests. To do so is an insult to India’s soul."

18:26 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Will seize property of protesters and compensate damage to public property: Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath on CAA violence: "I have called a meeting over this. You cant indulge in violence in name of protest. We will take strict action against such elements. Will seize property of those found guilty and compensate damage to public property."

18:03 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan released from detention

Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav and lawyer activist Prashant Bhushan have been released from detention by Delhi police. The duo were detained earlier today along with Left party leaders Sitaram Yechury and D Raja, former JNU leader Umar Khalid, by the police near Red Fort when they tried to take out a march in defiance of the prohibitory orders imposed there to protest the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Protest marches have also been planned in Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Bhopal, Lucknow, Pune, and Nagpur.

In Maharashtra, the Congress, NCP and various other parties have formed a front to protest against the CAA and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Mumbai's August Kranti Maidan. Besides the Maharashtra units of Congress and NCP,  those part of the front include Samajwadi Party, CPI, CPM, JD(S), Peasants and Workers Party of India, and Muslim League among others.

A statement issued by the front said that the parties are coming together under a the name 'Bharat Ke Log'. It said that the CAA and the NRC are "unconstitutional" and "discriminatory". "The Constitution, drafted by Dr B R Ambedkar, is being violated and is under attack. This is the reason that the entire country has chosen this day to condemn the unconstitutional and divisive laws of the BJP government," the release read.

The release issued by the front also added that they chose December 19 for the protest because it was this same day in 1972 when freedom fighters Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaqullah Khan, and Roshan Singh were put to death by hanging.

Around 2,000 security personnel, including those from the Mumbai Police and paramilitary forces, will be deployed around the grounds, said a police official.

Meanwhile, following protests in Delhi, which eventually flared up into law and order problems, senior police officers in Mumbai Police have been in talks with several organisers of the protests to ensure the city does not face a similar situation.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) Vinoy Kumar Choubey said, “Adequate police presence will ensure that the protests pass off without any problem. We are in touch with the organisers of the protest and both sides are on the same page. We are confident that the event will pass off peacefully.”

Another officer said around 2,000 security personnel will be deployed from the city police, traffic police and State Reserve Police Force. “Also, drones will be deployed to check if anyone tries to cause any damage. A team will be scanning through the footage and as soon as anything suspicious is found, the officers on ground would be informed about the same,” the officer added.

“Since Thursday’s protest at August Kranti Maidan is all over social media, we do not have an estimate of how many people will be attending the rally. However, personnel would be on standby in case more people than expected land up,” the officer said.

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