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Protests Against Citizenship Amendment Act in Delhi 5 Metro Stations Closed

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The entry and exit gates at three metro stations, Welcome,Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur,were closed on Tuesday in view of protests in Seelampur area.

“Entry and exit gates of Welcome, Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur are closed.Trains will not be halting at these stations,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, said.

After 15-20 minutes, DMRC tweeted about Seelampur and Gokulpuri metro stations being shut.

“Entry & Exit gates of Seelampur and Gokulpuri are closed.Trains will not be halting at these stations,” DMRC tweeted.

Angry protesters demanding scrapping of the amended citizenship law clashed with police, pelted stones at them and damaged several buses in Delhi’s Seelampur area.

Police resorted to baton charges and fired tear gas shells on the protesters who 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.

Six metro stations in the national capital were closed on Monday for up to four hours in view of protests in the national capital. Normal services resumed across the network around 7 PM, according to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

Jamia Millia Islamia, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Lok Kalyan Marg and Janpath metro stations in central Delhi were barred for over few hours in view of a protest at the India Gate.

The Citizenship Amendment Act makes it easier for the non-Muslim immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to become citizens of India. In Delhi, people are protesting against the exclusion of Muslims, alleging it to be against the ethos of the Constitution.

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