Citizenship Act Protests: Detained Jamia students released

Several Jamia Millia Islamia students, who were detained on Sunday evening during the clash with the Delhi police while protesting against the amended Citizenship Act were released in the early hours of Monday, sources said.

The demonstration against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) took a violent turn on Sunday after protesters set fire at least four public buses

Police said they had to resort to lathi-charge and used batons and teargas shells after protesters started pelting stones and smashing cars and vehicles.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said, “Spoke to Hon’ble LG and urged him to take all steps to restore normalcy and peace. We are also doing everything possible at our end. Real miscreants who caused violence shud be identified and punished.”

All schools in southeast Delhi area will remain closed on Monday in view of the situation that emerged after violence near the Jamia university, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Sunday.

“All government and private schools in Okhla, Jamia, New Friends Colony, Madanpur Khadar region in South East District in Delhi will remain closed tomorrow. In view of the present situation, the Delhi government has decided to keep the school closed,” Sisiodia tweeted.