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Police clampdown against protesters in Delhi’s Seelampur area


Protesters at Seelampur area before the police dispersed them by baton-charge


New Delhi: The Delhi Police trampled upon the protesters who were holding a peaceful march in Northeast Delhi's Seelampur area on Tuesday, in fresh violence in the national capital. The protest was held against the amendment in Citizenship Act of 1955.

Police resorted to baton charges and fired tear gas shells to disperse the protesters. Police alleged that the protesters torched vehicles and destroyed public properties.

Plumes of smoke billowed from at least two localities.

Police said two bikes of traffic cops were burnt by the demonstrators, adding a police booth in the area was damaged.

A large number of policemen were deployed following the violence.

Police said the protesters were marching from Seelampur towards Jafrabad.

Clashes erupted between police and protesters at Seelampur Chowk when the security personnel tried to stop them from moving ahead.

According to a senior police officer, the protest began at around 12 pm. The protesters raised slogans against the new law as well as the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

The clashes erupted two days after violence broke out during a protest in the New Friends area in South Delhi near Jamia Millia Islamia.

After the protests in Jamia and Aligarh Muslim Universities, several videos were circulating in social media which show the police men destroying the public’s vehicles and properties.



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