In an ultimatum to the Delhi Police, Kapil Mishra said he would give only three days to the cops to clear the roads in Jaffrabad and Chand Bagh. After that, he said, “we would take to the streets”. Maujpur lies near Jaffrabad area where an anti-CAA protest is also going on simultaneously.
- TV footage showed protesters throwing stones at each other
- Police did not use force because of the large number of women protesters
- The protest at Jaffrabad is one of many mushrooming across the country
New Delhi: Protesters against the Citizenship Amendment Act or CAA, and a group supporting the contentious law clashed in northeast Delhi’s Maujpur this afternoon. The spot is near Jaffrabad, where a protest has been on since last night against the citizenship law. The trouble started this afternoon when local BJP leader Kapil Mishra decided to hold a rally in favour of the law. The situation is now under control, the police said, though the protesters are yet to disperse. Clashes between the police and anti-CAA protesters took place in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. A portion of a shop in the area was set on fire, a police vehicle was vandalised and several police officers were injured, The clashes come on the eve of the visit of US President Donald Trump to India.
Stone-pelting was reported in Delhi’s Maujpur area where a pro-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) rally was going on.
Maujpur lies near Jaffrabad area where an anti-CAA protest is also going on simultaneously.
Extra police force has been deployed at Jaffrabad and its adjoining areas. DCPs of other areas including that of east district have also been called. More troops of paramilitary force have also been called as the situation in Maujpur is currently said to be tense.
According to reports, a clash between pro and anti-CAA protesters led to stone-pelting.
Police were outnumbered by the crowd due to which the situation escalated out of control.
BJP’s controversial leader Kapil Mishra and others had arrived near the Jaffrabad Metro Station at around 3 pm and had demanded the road to be emptied.
At around 4 pm, some people came from a street and started pelting stones.
The situation escalated quickly, however, police could not do anything as they were outnumbered by the crowd.
BJP leader Kapil Mishra has claimed that no stone-pelting was done from CAA supporters’ side.
A CRPF team came to the clash site after which the police fired tear gas shells to contain the crowd.
Several protesters have been injured due to stone-pelting.
For security reasons, the entry and exit gates of the Maujpur-Babarpur metro station were closed.
Chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ were also heard from the site of the incident.
The Shaheen Bagh-Kalindi Kunj-Sarita Vihar road, Wazirabad-Chandbagh road and, Maujpur-Jaffrabad road are currently closed due to anti-CAA protests.
Alok Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police (Eastern Range) said that stones were also pelted at the police.
“The situation has been brought under control. Adequate personnel have been deployed and are conducting flag marches,” Kumar said. He also added that many people are still on the street.
We are continuously speaking to local leaders so that peace prevails in the area, Kumar added
Kapil Mishra’s ultimatum to Delhi Police to vacate Jaffrabad roads
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kapil Mishra on Sunday asked the Delhi Police to vacate the Jaffrabad and Chand Bagh roads in Delhi where protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are going on. In an ultimatum to the Delhi Police, Kapil Mishra said he would give only three days to the cops to clear the roads in Jaffrabad and Chand Bagh.
After three days when United States President Donald Trump leaves, Kapil Mishra said, “do not try to convince us, we would not even listen to you”. Donald Trump is arriving in India on Monday on a two-day visit to the country.
Around 500 people, mostly women, gathered near the Jaffrabad metro station on Saturday night in protest against the new citizenship law and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), blocking a major road. Kapil Mishra, who has been vocal against the CAA protests, reached Maujpur, close to Jaffrabad, and held a rally in support of the citizenship act.
While addressing a gathering during a pro-CAA rally in Delhi’s Maujpur, where stone pelting was reported between two groups, Kapil Mishra said, “Dilli mein aag lagi rahe, ye yahi chahte hain, isiliye inhone raaste band kiye, isiliye dange jaisa maahaul bana rahe hain. Hamari taraf se ek bhi patthar nahi chala hai [Dilli burns, these people [the anti-CAA protesters] want this only and that is why they have blocked the roads and that is why they are creating a riot-like situation. We did not pelt a single stone during the rally]”
Kapil Mishra then went on to give an ultimatum to the Delhi Police to get the Jaffrabad and Chand Bagh roads emptied. He also gave a three-day ultimatum to the police or, he said, “we would have to take to the streets”.
“Trump ke jaane tak toh hum shaanti se jaa rahe hain. Lekin uske baad hum aapki bhi nahi sunenge agar raaste khaali nahi huye toh. Trump ke jaane tak aap Jaffrabad aur Chand Bagh khaali karwa dijiye, aisi aapse vinti kar rahe hain, uske baad hamein road par aana padega [We will not do anything till Donald Trump leaves. But after Donald Trump leaves India, we would not even listen to you if the roads are not vacated. Get the Jaffrabad and Chand Bagh roads cleared, we are requesting you, after that, we will have to hit the streets]” Kapil Mishra was heard saying in the video he tweeted.
KAPIL MISHRA’S ULTIMATUM TO DELHI POLICE
CLASHES AT MAUJPUR PRO-CAA RALLY
Clashes broke out between two groups of people near Jaffrabad in northeast Delhi on Sunday evening where a large number of people had gathered to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Police fired tear gas shells as members of the two groups pelted stones at each other in Maujpur.
There was tension in the area after hundreds of anti-CAA protesters, mostly women, blocked a road near the Jaffrabad metro station which connects Seelampur with Maujpur and Yamuna Vihar.
The anti-CAA protest continued on Sunday, prompting the Delhi Metro authorities to close the entry and exit gates of the station.