CAA protesters pelt stones at cops, leave one cop dead and 37 injured in Delhi

Ever since the Citizenship Amendment Bill has been passed by the parliament, protesters have been holding several protests across the country. Protest does not seem to be stopped in the national capital where clashes broke out between pro and anti-CAA leaving several policemen injured and one dead.

Protests have been held in Delhi which led to a clash between protesters and police. One policeman has reportedly died in the clashes that took place in Delhi, while several have been injured.

Agitators vandalized public property in the name of protest against the CAA. Protesters set at least two houses on fire when they were stopped by police from damaging public property, they started pelting stones at the cops in which over 35 policemen were injured.

Police are unable to bring the situation under control in Maujpur, Jafrabad, Seelampur with anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests as clashes between pro-CAA and anti-CAA broke out. Stone-pelting between the pro and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) took place. Protesters even pelted stones at the cops when they were stopped from violating protests. Police personnel deployed at the spot resorted to teargas shells to disperse the rampaging mob. Delhi police are trying to get the situation under control but it seems to be unstoppable.

Shaheen Bagh is the main cause of clashes between pro-CAA and anti-CAA as women have been staging dharna against the Citizenship Amendment Act for over 2 months. For over two months, thousands of protesters, led by hijab and burqa-clad Muslim women, have blocked the main road near Shaheen Bagh. They came on the road to protest against this new law which has nothing to do with Indian citizens. This new law aims to give Indian citizenship to those minorities who have faced religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Anyone belonging to Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, Sikhs, Parsi or Christian communities from these three countries who have come to India before 2014 after facing religious persecution and already living in India will be given citizenship under this amended act.

Protesters are creating a violent environment in the country in the name of protest against CAA like the mastermind of Shaheen Bagh and JNU student Sharjeel Imam made an inflammatory speech against the Citizenship Amendment Act at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi. He said, “India should be made an Islamic state”. This kind of hate speech created a fear environment in the country.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.