Clashes Erupt Between Pro & Anti-CAA Groups In Delhi

Police are trying to identify the people behind the incident: Alok Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police (Eastern Range)


Clashes broke out on February 23rd, 2020, between pro and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act groups near Jaffrabad in Northeast Delhi.

Police fired tear gas shells as members of the two groups pelted stones at each other in Maujpur. For security reasons, the entry and exit gates of the Maujpur-Babarpur metro station were closed.

Gates of the Jaffrabad station were also closed earlier in the day and a large number of security personnel deployed as hundreds of demonstrators, mostly women, blocked a road near the metro station since the Saturday evening, demanding a rollback of the contentious act.

BJP leader Kapil Mishra too had called a gathering near the Maujpur traffic signal, demanding that the police remove anti-CAA protestors within three days.

Delhi Police personnel stopped the pro-CAA protestors when they tried to march towards Kardampuri where another anti-CAA protest was on. The Joint Commissioner of Police (Eastern Range) Alok Kumar said that the police are trying to identify the people behind the incident. “The situation is under control now,” a senior police official said.

Photo credit: Deccan Herald