Delhi police cane, tear gas, detain students protesting against controversial Citizenship bill

Students from Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University staged a protest against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill in Indian capital New Delhi on Friday.

Clashes broke out between the students and Delhi police following stone pelting claims. The police charged at protesters with cane sticks and used tear gas shells to disperse the crowds.

The protesters had called for a march to Parliament House from the university campus to express their opposition to the legislation. The clashes broke out after the police personnel interrupted their march.

Many Jamia students were also detained by the police during the anti-CAB protest.

Around 2,000 Jamia students in Delhi were protesting against the controversial ‘anti-Muslim’ Citizenship Amendment that was passed by the parliament this week and signed by the President into act last evening.

Protests left Delhi metro services interrupted at two key stations.

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