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