Jaffarabad Protest: CAA Supporters, Protesters, Clash In Northeast Delhi: 10 Points

Jaffarabad Protest: Around 200 women began the sit-in near the Jaffrabad metro station last night


  • TV footage showed protesters throwing stones at each other
  • Police did not use force because of the large number of women protesters
  • The protest at Jaffrabad is one of many mushrooming across the country

New Delhi:
Protesters against the Citizenship Amendment Act or CAA, and a group supporting the contentious law clashed in northeast Delhi’s Maujpur this afternoon. The spot is near Jaffrabad, where a protest has been on since last night against the citizenship law. The trouble started this afternoon when local BJP leader Kapil Mishra decided to hold a rally in favour of the law. The situation is now under control, the police said, though the protesters are yet to disperse. Clashes between the police and anti-CAA protesters took place in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. A portion of a shop in the area was set on fire, a police vehicle was vandalised and several police officers were injured, The clashes come on the eve of the visit of US President Donald Trump to India.

Here are the Top 10 points in this big story:

  1. Television footage from the spot showed protesters throwing stones at each other across a road, standing close to police barricades.

  2. There were reports that the police, who have gathered at the spot in large numbers along with para-military personnel, used tear gas to bring the mob under control. The police did not…

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