Protest march held in Raipur against CAA, NRC
A protest march was taken out in Chhattisgarh capital Raipur against the "divisive" amended citizenship law which grants Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants fleeing religious persecution from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
The protest was held under the banner of the "Anti-CAB Agitation Forum" from Marine Drive area to Ambedkar Chowk in evening, said Gautam Bandopadhyay, an activist.
The protesters, holding placards, raised slogans and took pledge of the preamble of the Constitution in Ambedkar chowk, he said.
Entry, exit gates of all Delhi metro stations opened: DMRC
The entry and exit gates of all metro stations were opened and services had resumed at all stations, the DMRC said on Monday.
In the wake of violence in southeast Delhi after a protest against the amended Citizenship Act, the Delhi Metro Rail corporation (DMRC) closed the gates of around 13 metro stations on Sunday evening, following advice from police.
"Security Update Entry & exit gates at all stations have been opened. Normal services have resumed in all stations," the DMRC said in a tweet on Monday.
'Deeply hurt by the way students were treated, I am with them', says Jamia VC Najma Akhtar
Jamia University's Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar in a video message said that she was deeply hurt by the way Jamia students were being treated by the police.
She said, "I am hurt by the way my students were treated. I want to let my students know that they are not alone in this fight. I am with them. I will take this matter forward as long its possible."
'Mamata's rally against CAA is unconstitutional, I am extremely anguished': WB Governor
With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee opening front against the centre over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 as she is averse to its implementation in the state, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar is at loggerheads with her and has termed her protest and rally as 'unconstitutional' act.
".@MamataOfficial. I am extremely anguished that CM and Ministers are to spearhead rally against CAA, law of the land. This is unconstitutional. I call upon CM to desist from this unconstitutional and inflammatory act at this juncture and devote to retrieve the grim situation," tweeted Dhankar.
He also expressed his gratitude towards the section of society who have urged the protesters to shun violence.
Twitter trends #StandWithJamia, students across the country organise protests
Twitterati trend #StandWithJamia in support of Jamia University students after their protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act tooka violent turn with the Delhi police asserting force.
Jadavpur University and BHU stuents tooks out a protest in support of the atrocities against Jamia students by the Delhi police.
Gaurav Gogoi stands in solidarity with students protesting against CAA
Congress MP from Assam, Gaurav Gogoi took to Twitter to extend his support to the students protesting against the 'un-constitutional' Citizenship Amendment Act passed in India.
Repeal controversial Citizenship Act immediately: Amarinder to PM Modi
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has appealed to the Centre to repeal the amended Citizenship Act while urging the Union Home Minister and the Delhi Chief Minister to do all it takes to bring the situation under control
"Disturbed by reports from Delhi in the wake of anti CAB protests....urge (Home Minister) Amit Shah & (Delhi CM) Arvind Kejriwal to do all it takes to bring the situation under control & prevent it from escalating further," Singh tweeted.
He also appealed to the Narendra Modi government "to repeal the controversial Act immediately".
Left and Cong put aside differences to protest together in Kerala
In a rare show of unity, Kerala's ruling LDF and opposition UDF have come together for a satyagraha protest against CAA. Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and leader of opposition Ramesh Chennithala along with leaders of the constituents of both fronts will join the protest, taking place at the Palayam Martyrs memorial in Thiruvananthapuram.
Delhi police registers two FIRs in connection with violence during protests in Jamia Nagar area yesterday. (ANI)
CM Yogi talks to DGP OP Singh after students protested against CAA outside Aligarh Muslim University campus yesterday. (ANI)
Students don't have the right to riot, we maintain that rioting must stop: CJI Bobde on anti-CAA protests
Mayawati says violence in Jamia, AMU unfortunate, demands inquiry
BSP President Mayawati on Monday termed as "unfortunate" the violence in Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia Islamia against the amended Citizenship Act and demanded a judicial inquiry.
The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister also appealed to all communities to maintain calm after violence rocked the two universities.
"The violence against the new Citizenship Amendment Act, first in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh and then in Jamia University and entire Jamia region in which many innocent students and common people were targeted is very unfortunate and the party is with the victims," she said in a tweet.
CM Mamata Banerjee announces mega rally in Kolkata today to protest against CAA, NRC
Amid protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the North-eastern states, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced a mega rally in Kolkata today to protest against the CAA and NRC.
"A mega rally will be held today in Kolkata to protest against the unconstitutional CAB and NRC. It will begin at 1 PM near the statue of Babasaheb Ambedkar on Red Road and end at Jorasanko Thakurbari," tweeted Banerjee.
She requested people to join the movement in a peaceful manner within the ambit of the law.
21 arrested in connection with clash following anti-CAA protest at AMU
Twenty-one people have been arrested in connection with the students-police clash at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) during the protest against the amended citizenship law, police said on Monday.
"We have arrested 21 persons in the matter. Named FIR has been lodged against 56 persons and others unidentified. The process of hostel vacation is on and 25-30 per cent of them have been vacated, rest expected to be vacated by evening," SSP (Aligarh) Akash Kulhary told PTI over phone.
Internet services in Aligarh, Saharanpur and Meerut stand suspended, a day after protests broke out in certain parts of the state, including at AMU, against the amended citizenship law, DGP O P Singh said.
Protests are unfortunate and deeply distressing, says PM Modi
The Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 was passed by both Houses of Parliament with overwhelming support. Large number of political parties and MPs supported its passage. This Act illustrates India’s centuries old culture of acceptance, harmony, compassion and brotherhood, he adds.
Left parties call for countrywide protest on December 19. D Raja appeals all secular, democratic forces to join in the protest
Kamal Haasan's party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) files a petition before the Supreme Court challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act
We will continue our protest till the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC) are withdrawn, says WB CM Mamata Banerjee
Mamata adds, "Agar sabka sath nahi rahega toh sabka vikas kaise hoga? Who is the Citizenship Act for? We're all citizens. Didn't you cast vote?Don't you live here?"
Cong leaders led by Priyanka Gandhi hold dharna at India Gate to express solidarity with protesting students
Priyanka Gandhi accompanied by KC Venugopal, AK Antony, PL Punia, Ahmed Patel and other Congress leaders.