Headlines December 16, 2019
Violence & arson during CAA protest in Delhi
Delhi witnessed several violent incidents during protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act-CAA yesterday. Four Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses were set on fire by protesters and as per reports, passengers were inside the buses at the time of arson.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted on Sunday, “No one should indulge in violence. Any kind of violence is unacceptable. Protests should remain peaceful.”
As per some eyewitnesses, petrol was taken out of two wheelers parked on the roadside and was used to set fire to the buses. Police clashed with the protesters and tear-gas, lathi-charge were used.
The arson incidents reportedly occurred near the Jamia Millia Islamia university campus where students have been protesting for the last couple of days against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
Jamia Millia Islamia University students have denied participating in violence and arson in a statement released after the buses were set on fire.
Meanwhile Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) while addressing an election rally in Dumka, Jharkhand yesterday. “Our decision (on CAA) is 1000% right…actions of the Congress prove that all decisions taken in Parliament are correct,” he said.
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