Jamia students, locals protest against citizenship law, block road in Delhi

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Updated: December 15, 2019 6:30:27 PM

The demonstrators blocked Mathura Road opposite New Friends Colony, the traffic police said.

Jamia students, Jamia Millia Islamia, jamia student protest on Citizenship Act, CAB protest in delhi, Delhi Traffic Police, Okhla UnderpassPolice and protestors scuffle outside the Jamia Millia Islamia University during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill. (Reuters)

Students of Jamia Millia Islamia and locals protested at Jamia Nagar in Delhi on Sunday against the amended Citizenship Act. Delhi Traffic Police tweeted that vehicle movement was closed from Okhla Underpass to Sarita Vihar due to the demonstration.

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The demonstrators blocked Mathura Road opposite New Friends Colony, the traffic police said. Traffic from Badarpur and Ashram Chowk was diverted to alternative routes due to the road blockade. The varsity had turned into a battlefield on Friday with the students and the police clashing after the protesters wanted to march to the Parliament against the contentious amendment to the Act.

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