Clashes break out over CAA in Delhi; vehicles, houses set on fire

Clashes broke out in northeast Delhi on Monday as pro and anti-CAA groups threw stones at each other, torched houses and attacked shops.

Violence was reported from Bhajanpura, Maujpur and Jaffrabad area of Delhi.

Delhi police fired tear gas shells to disperse the protesters.

The Delhi Metro closed entry and exit at the Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur stations.

“Entry & exit of Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a tweet.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called the news of violence ‘very distressing’ and urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to intervene to restore law and order and ensure peace and harmony is maintained.

“Very distressing news regarding disturbance of peace and harmony in parts of Delhi coming in. I sincerely urge Hon’ble LG n Hon’ble Union Home Minister to restore law and order n ensure that peace and harmony is maintained. Nobody should be allowed to orchestrate flagrations,” Kejriwal tweeted.