Delhi once again witnessed violence over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act with massive rioting taking place East Delhi’s Seelampur area. Thousands of protestors clashed with the police, pelting stones and destroying vehicles. The initially outnumbered police responded by firing tear gas shells lathicharging the crowd.
The violence reportedly began when a crowd marching in protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act was stopped by the police from moving forward to Seelampur chowk in East Delhi at around 2pm. The situation soon turned ugly with the crowd clashing with the police.
The Delhi Police said in the evening that the head constable had died in the violence. The constable, Ratan Lal, was deployed in gokalpuri, the area where the violence was reported.
Section 144 has been imposed at 10 locations in North East Delhi, ANI reported. Entry and exit gates of Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokalpuri, Johri Enclave, Shiv Vihar, Udyog bhawan, Patel chowk, central secretariat and Janpath have been closed.
The Delhi government has announced that all the government and private schools will be closed in North East District on Tuesday. Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has also urged Union human resource development minister Ramesh pokhriyal to postpone board examinations in the area scheduled for Tuesday.h