CAA protests in Lucknow: Students face off with police, stones pelted

Lucknow’s Nadwa College witnessed an intense face off between students and police as it became the latest educational institute to be rocked by protests against the newly amended Citizenship Act. Visuals from the college showed a shut gate separating a team of police and protesting students. The students were seen pelting stones at the police.

The standoff between the police and students at Nadwa College was brought under control as of last updating this report with a local police officer saying that the stone-pelting was on for only around 30 seconds.

“There was stone pelting for about 30 seconds when around 150 people had come out to protest and raise slogans. Situation is normal now. Students are going back to their classrooms,” Superintendent of Police, Lucknow, Kalanidhi Naithani was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Nadwa College is the latest campus in the country to witness clashes between the police and students. It all began with violent protests in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar. A protest held against the Citizenship Amendment Act — which aims to provide expedited citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from three neighbouring countries — turned violent near the Jamia Millia Islamia university.

Police resorted to lathicharge and tear-gas shelling to control the violence. Protesters burnt public property, including buses, and police reportedly entered the Jamia campus and detained students. This led to an outcry with students of several universities laying siege to the Delhi Police headquarters late at night.

The events of Sunday evening have led to protests at campuses across the country. Protests have been or are being held at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, the Aligarh Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh, the Banaras Hindu University also in UP, the Jadavpur University in West Bengal, Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, the Pondicherry University and the Patna University.

 

 

 

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