The entry and exit gates of Delhi’s Jaffrabad Metro station were closed on Sunday morning amid a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) outside the station.
“Entry & exit of Jaffrabad have been closed. Trains will not be halting at this station,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) tweeted.
More than 500 protesters, mostly women blocked the road below the Metro line and said that they will not end the protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens.
Heavy security was deployed around the Metro station.
Carrying Tricolours and raising slogans, the women protesters said that they would not move from the spot until Centre revokes CAA.
The protest at Jaffrabad happened at a time when efforts are being made to clear a road blocked by anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh.
The protesters have been on a sit-in at Shaheen Bagh against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) for over two months.
The Top Court has appointed mediators in an attempt to reach out to the anti-CAA protesters