A fresh protest over the amended Citizenship Act rocked Seelampur in the national capital on December 17th, 2019. This led to a clash between the police and the protestors resulting in damage of public transport vehicles and other public properties.
Clashes erupted between police and protesters, who were marching towards Seelampur from Jaffrabad in North East Delhi, at Seelampur Chowk when the security personnel tried to stop them from moving ahead. Police resorted to baton charges and fired tear gas shells to disperse the protesters.
Speaking to media persons, the Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police, Alok Kumar said that no bullet was fired during the incident. “Only tear gas shells were used,” he added.
Kumar further informed that two public transport buses and one Rapid Action Force Bus and some motorcycles were damaged during the protest.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed the citizens of the national capital to maintain peace. “No form of violence is acceptable in a civilised society. Nothing can be gained by violence. We should put forth our opinion peacefully,” the CM added.
However, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while addressing an election rally in Jharkhand, reiterated that the law was not against any minority community of the nation. He further slammed the opposition for ‘misleading’ the people.
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