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Citizenship Act protests LIVE: Mobile network shutdown in Delhi: Leaders D Raja, Yechury, Umar Khalid, Yogandra Yadav detained in Delhi’s Mandi House

Citizenship Act protests LIVE:

Internet shutdown in Delhi today:

D Raja, Yechury, Umar Khalid, 

Yogandra Yadav  detained 

in Delhi’s Mandi House 

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Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest Today Live News Updates: Protests erupted in several states Thursday against the Citizenship Amendment Act despite prohibitory orders imposed by the police.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi |Updated: December 19, 2019 12:58:08 pm
Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) Protest Today Live News Updates: Protests erupted in several states Thursday against the Citizenship Amendment Act despite prohibitory orders imposed by the police. In Bengaluru, historian Ramachandra Guha was taken into custody along with at least 100 others during a protest at Townhall. In Delhi, Yogendra Yadav was detained from Red Fort, where another protest was being staged.
Over 40 students of the University of Hyderabad were taken into preventive custody by the Telangana Police this morning while on their way to join protests against the new citizenship act in the city. In other news, 17 students from Madras University were detained last night and released near midnight for protesting the new Act.
In Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party workers are staging a protest outside the Vidhan Sabha.




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Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protest today live news updates: Ramachandra Guha detained in Bengaluru; Yogendra Yadav in Delhi. Read latest news and updates in MalayalamTamil


12:55 (IST)19 DEC 2019
   

Watch: Historian Ramachandra Guha detained by Bengaluru Police
Noted historian Ramchandra Guha and Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav were among several people who were detained while protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Registers of Citizens (NRC) on Thursday. While Guha was detained at Townhall in Bengaluru, Yadav was taken into custody from Red Fort in Delhi. Read more
12:52 (IST)19 DEC 2019
   

Mobile internet shutdown in parts of Delhi, confirm Airtel and Vodafone


Amid heavy protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in multiple states, including capital Delhi, mobile internet services have been shutdown in some parts of the NCR. According to reports, telecom operators like Airtel and Vodafone have shut down voice, Internet, and SMS services in parts of Delhi, though it has not been specified which parts of the city. Airtel’s official customer care handle replied to users in tweets that they have been instructed by the government authorities to suspend voice, SMS, and data in certain areas in Delhi. Read more
12:48 (IST)19 DEC 2019
   

CPI(M) leaders D Raja, Sitaram Yechury detained at Mandi House: PTI


The CPI(M), which is staging protests at Delhi's Mandi House, condemned the detaining of the protesters. Left leaders D Raja, Sitaram Yechury, Nilotpal Basu, Brinda Karat, were among those detained, reported news agency PTI.
12:37 (IST)19 DEC 2019
   

Samajwadi Party leaders protest outside UP Vidhan Sabha
Samajwadi Party leaders protested outside the UP Vidhan Sabha against the Citizenship Amendment Act on Thursday. The leaders were seen holding placards and shouting slogans.
(Express Photos by Vishal Srivastav)
12:29 (IST)19 DEC 2019
   

'The more you'll suppress the voice, the louder it will be': Priyanka Gandhi
Amid heavy protests in various parts of the country, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi said "the more you suppress a voice, the louder it will be".
मेट्रो स्टेशन बंद हैं। इंटरनेट बंद है। हर जगह है। किसी भी जगह आवाज उठाने की इजाजत नहीं है। जिन्होंने आज टैक्सपेयर्स का पैसा खर्च करके करोड़ों का विज्ञापन लोगों को समझाने के लिए निकाला है, वही लोग आज जनता की आवाज से इतना बौखलाएँ हुए हैं कि सबकी आवाजें बंद कर रहे हैं।

12:25 (IST)19 DEC 2019
   

Mobile internet connection suspended in some parts of Delhi, tweets Airtel India
Airtel India on Thursday tweeted that Internet and SMS services have been suspended in some parts of Delhi as per the government's order. Replying to a user named Danish Khan, the telecom company wrote, 'Hi, Danish! Like we spoke, as per instructions from govt. authorities, Voice, internet and SMS services are currently suspended in your location. Once the suspension orders are lifted, our services will be fully up and running. We’re sorry.'
12:22 (IST)19 DEC 2019
   

Police barricades halt traffic on Delhi-Gurgaon border
Commuters travelling from Gurgaon towards the Delhi via National Highway 48 (NH48) on Thursday morning found themselves caught up in a massive traffic jam at the Sirhaul toll plaza, with the Delhi Police setting up barricades and checking vehicles in anticipation of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests, scheduled to be staged in the capital later in the day. The barricades, set up from around 8 am, led to an eventual backlog of over 7 kilometres, extending beyond IFFCO Chowk in Gurgaon by 11 am. Read more
12:18 (IST)19 DEC 2019
   

Hyderabad University students detained en route to Citizenship Act protest
At least 43 students of the University of Hyderabad were taken into preventive custody near Charminar Thursday while on their way to join protests against the new citizenship act in the city. The students were taken to the Moinabad police station on the outskirts of Hyderabad. The university’s Student Union president Abhishek Nandan was among the 24 males and 19 females detained.
12:15 (IST)19 DEC 2019
   

Bengaluru Police detains at least 100 protesters
At least 100 people were detained by the Bengaluru Police on Thursday as they took part in the anti-Citizenship Act protests in Townhall.
At least 100 protesters detained from around Bengaluru Town Hall as they turned up for . ⁦@IndianExpress


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12:06 (IST)19 DEC 2019
   

Delhi: Yogendra Yadav detained by police near Red Fort
Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav has been detained by the Delhi Police at Red Fort. He tweeted, "I have just been detained from Lal Qila. About a thousand protesters already detained. Thousands on the way. Am told we are being taken to Bawana."
I have just been detained from Lal Qila. About a thousand protesters already detained. Thousands on the way.
Am told we are being taken to Bawana.

साझी विरासत, साझी शहादत, साझी नागरिकता


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11:54 (IST)19 DEC 2019
   

Historian Ramachandra Guha detained by Bengaluru Police
Historian Ramachandra Guha has been detained by the Bengaluru Police at Townhall, officials said. Along with him, more than 30 protesters have also been detained. Officials added that protesters have been detained at the Mysore bank circle.
11:50 (IST)19 DEC 2019
   

Mumbai Police issue traffic advisory around August Kranti Maidan
The Mumbai Police issued traffic advisory stating diversion in routes around the August Kranti Maidan. Congress, NCP and various other parties have formed a front to protest against the CAA and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the city. Besides the Maharashtra units of Congress and NCP, those part of the front include Samajwadi Party, CPI, CPM, JD(S), Peasants and Workers Party of India, and Muslim League among others.
11:48 (IST)19 DEC 2019
   

Jamia Coordination Committee says protests will go on despite imposition of Section 144 in Delhi
A statement issued by the Jamia Coordination Committee said that they condemned the alleged arrests of historian Ramchandra Guha in Bengaluru and Yogendra Yadav in Delhi, and urged more people to raise their voice against the Citizenship Act and join the protest march near Red Fort. "The Jamia Coordination Committee is clear on its stand that the protest has to go on. These panicky attempts at repression are only adding to the success of the protest. We have joined the call for protest march beginning from Lal Quila. JCC reiterates its call for the students and people of India to join the protest against CAA and NRC," the statement read.
11:40 (IST)19 DEC 2019
   

Hundreds defy prohibitory orders, gather at Red Fort to protest against CAA
Hundreds of protestors in Delhi began their march against the amended Citizenship Act on Thursday, defying CrPC section 144 imposed by Delhi Police in the Red Fort area. Two protests are scheduled in the national capital with students and activists on one hand and the Left parties on the other. The two marches are to meet at Shaheen Park near ITO. "I know many of our mates are being detained, despite that many have gathered here," Swarajya Abhiyan chief Yogendra Yadav said. He said, "the citizenship of this country cannot be divided and this is our protest call today". (PTI)
11:28 (IST)19 DEC 2019
   

Delhi Police sets up barricades on Delhi-Gurgaon Highway
The Delhi Police on Thursday morning set up barricades on the Delhi-Gurgaon Highway, causing a massive traffic jam at the Sirhaul toll plaza.
Major traffic jam at Sirhaul toll plaza on Delhi-Gurgaon border this morning as Delhi police sets up barricades and checks vehicles. @IndianExpress


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11:20 (IST)19 DEC 2019
   

TISS literature festival postponed indefinitely
The literature society of Tata Institute of Social Sciences has postponed its Literature Festival, which was scheduled for December 20-21. In a statement, TISS literature society secretary Nikita Pathak said, "While the theme of TLF 2019 was supposed to bring to light the role art and journalism play in dissent and democracy, we cannot ignore that such instances are not in isolation and deserve our utmost attention. We believe that the current condition of the country does not only cause political distress, but also personal, mental and existential distress, and so continuing with our plans is out of the question."
11:16 (IST)19 DEC 2019
   

Hyderabad: Police detain 43 people
The Hyderabad Police have detained 43 people, 24 men, and 19 women, so far near Charminar for protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Syed Rafeeq, Additional DCP South zone, told The Indian Express. The police have also imposed Section 144 around the area.
11:11 (IST)19 DEC 2019
   

Mumbai: TISS teachers association lend support to student union's call for a strike
The Teachers' Association of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISSTA) expressed their support to the students' union call for the strike in the university. "We condemn the dastardly attacks on the students of Jamia Milia Islamia University and Aligarh Muslim University, which have left us shocked and dismayed at the degree of violence and intimidation inflicted on innocent students," the release read. The TISS literature festival, which was schedulued for December 20 and 21, has also been indefinitely postponed by the university's literary society.
10:59 (IST)19 DEC 2019
   

Delhi: Entry and exit gates of 14 metro stations closed
The entry and exit gates of 14 metro stations have been shut, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a series of tweets. The metro stations where entry and exit have been closed are Patel Chowk, Lok Kalyan Marg, Udyog Bhawan, ITO, Pragati Maidan, Khan Market, Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Vishwavidyalaya, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh, Munirka, and Central Secretariat.

Protest marches have also been planned in Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Bhopal, Lucknow, Pune, and Nagpur.
In Maharashtra, the Congress, NCP and various other parties have formed a front to protest against the CAA and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Mumbai's August Kranti Maidan. Besides the Maharashtra units of Congress and NCP,  those part of the front include Samajwadi Party, CPI, CPM, JD(S), Peasants and Workers Party of India, and Muslim League among others.
A statement issued by the front said that the parties are coming together under a the name 'Bharat Ke Log'. It said that the CAA and the NRC are "unconstitutional" and "discriminatory". "The Constitution, drafted by Dr B R Ambedkar, is being violated and is under attack. This is the reason that the entire country has chosen this day to condemn the unconstitutional and divisive laws of the BJP government," the release read.
The release issued by the front also added that they chose December 19 for the protest because it was this same day in 1972 when freedom fighters Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaqullah Khan, and Roshan Singh were put to death by hanging.
Around 2,000 security personnel, including those from the Mumbai Police and paramilitary forces, will be deployed around the grounds, said a police official.
Meanwhile, following protests in Delhi, which eventually flared up into law and order problems, senior police officers in Mumbai Police have been in talks with several organisers of the protests to ensure the city does not face a similar situation.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) Vinoy Kumar Choubey said, “Adequate police presence will ensure that the protests pass off without any problem. We are in touch with the organisers of the protest and both sides are on the same page. We are confident that the event will pass off peacefully.”
Another officer said around 2,000 security personnel will be deployed from the city police, traffic police and State Reserve Police Force. “Also, drones will be deployed to check if anyone tries to cause any damage. A team will be scanning through the footage and as soon as anything suspicious is found, the officers on ground would be informed about the same,” the officer added.
“Since Thursday’s protest at August Kranti Maidan is all over social media, we do not have an estimate of how many people will be attending the rally. However, personnel would be on standby in case more people than expected land up,” the officer said.Indian Express

Ramachandra Guha, Yogendra Yadav among those detained while protesting against Citizenship Act

Scores of protestors were detained by the Delhi Police near Red Fort when they tried to take out a march in defiance of the prohibitory orders imposed there to protest the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 19, 2019 12:50:40 pm
Ramachandra Guha, Yogendra Yadav detained while protesting against Citizenship Act, NRCWhile Ramachandra Guha was detained from the townhall in Bengaluru, Yogendra Yadav was taken into custody from Red Fort in Delhi. (Source: Twitter/@_YogendraYadav)
Noted historian Ramchandra Guha and Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav were among several people who were detained while protesting against the Citizenship Act and National Registers of Citizens (NRC) on Thursday. While Guha was detained at Townhall in Bengaluru, Yadav was taken into custody from Red Fort in Delhi.
The Swaraj India leader took to Twitter to confirm his detention. “I have just been detained from Lal Qila. About a thousand protesters already detained. Thousands on the way. Am told we are being taken to Bawana,” Yogendra Yadav tweeted.
“It is an honour to be detained on 19th of December, a small tribute to Ashfakulla Khan and Ramprasad Bismil. Happy to be in the company of Dr Dharamvir Gandhi, ex-MP, Patiala,” he said in another tweet.Indian Express

CAA Protests Live: Protesters Detained Across Country, Mobile Services Suspended in Delhi

https://thewire.in/rights/citizenship-amendment-protests-live
New Delhi: Protests have been planned against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act across the country on Thursday. In a bid to foil the protests, reports say that prohibitory orders have been issued in several places, while Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh have imposed Section 144 across the state.In Delhi, permission for a protest march has been denied, while Section 144 has been put in place around the Red Fort area, where a protest by AISA and Swaraj Abhiyan has been planned. Despite the restrictions, the organisers have announced their intention to continue with the protest. The Wire

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