Citizenship Act Protests Live Updates: Bhim Army chief gives Delhi cops a slip after being detained at Jama Masjid

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Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) Today Live News Updates: Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, who was on the radar of the cops earlier in the day, successfully managed to reach Jama Masjid to join the protest.


Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against the new citizenship law in Ahmedabad on Thursday. 

Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) Today Live News Updates: Despite no permission, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad led a massive protest against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act at Delhi’s Jama Masjid after Friday prayers. Azad, who was on the radar of the cops earlier in the day, successfully managed to reach gate no 1. of the mosque to join the agitation. While he was detained by the cops, he managed to escape.

Fifty women Congress workers, including former President Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee, were detained and sent to Mandir Marg police station for agitating near Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s residence. Earlier in the day, the Assam government on Friday lifted the ban on mobile internet services as the state remained peaceful after days of violent protest against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Mobile internet services, however, continued to remain suspended in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Dakshina Kannada in Karnataka. Besides the internet, mobile operators suspended SMS in Sambhal, Aligarh, Mau, Ghaziabad and Azamgarh districts, even as Section 144 of the CrPC, which bans assembly of four or more people, was already in force in the entire state for several days.

On Thursday, one person was killed in Lucknow and two others lost their lives in Mangalore after protests turned violent as thousands across the country poured into the streets defying prohibitory orders. In Assam, five persons, including a minor, were dead in the protests.


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