- Title: Police appeal for peace post violent clashes over Indiaâ€™s citizenship act
- Date: 20th December 2019
- Summary: NEW DELHI, INDIA (DECEMBER 20, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF POLICE PERSONNEL MARCHING ON THE ROAD WEARING ANTI-RIOT GEAR PEOPLE STANDING IN A MARKET AREA ADDITIONAL DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, NEW DELHI, R.P. MEENA, SHAKING HANDS WITH LOCALS MEENA TALKING TO LOCALS LOCALS AND POLICE PERSONNEL STANDING POLICE PERSONNEL STANDING WEARING ANTI-RIOT GEAR POLICE PERSONNEL SITTING ON MOTORBIKES VARIOUS OF WOMEN POLICE PERSONNEL SITTING ON MOTORBIKES (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) ADDITIONAL DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, NEW DELHI, R.P. MEENA, SAYING: "We want to convey in the area that the police force of Delhi is with them. We are ready to face any situation. We have conducted a lot of meetings among the forces and the protesters. The Deputy Commissioner of Police also took meetings yesterday (Thursday - December 19), with the religious leaders. DCP sir has appealed to them to maintain the peace in the area." NEW DELHI, INDIA (DECEMBER 20, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) POLICE MAKING ANNOUNCEMENT OVER LOUDSPEAKER AS A MUSLIM RELIGIOUS LEADER SITS BY HIS SIDE, APPEALING FOR PEACE PEOPLE LISTENING IN THE MARKET VARIOUS OF A RELIGIOUS LEADER MAKING PEACE APPEAL ON A LOUDSPEAKER MOUNTED ON A VEHICLE MOVING THROUGH A MARKET AREA (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) A LOCAL MUSLIM LEADER, SARTAJ AHMED, SAYING: "We are telling people in the area by making announcements to maintain peace, to cool down the environment. We are telling people that police and administration is on our side. The message we wanted to convey to the government has reached them, it is our area and the administration is with us. So, vandalising public property is in our own loss." NEW DELHI, INDIA (DECEMBER 20, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF DEVOTEES GOING IN JAMA MASJID MOSQUE TO OFFER FRIDAY PRAYERS PEOPLE IN A MARKET AREA NEAR JAMA MASJID VARIOUS OF MUSLIM PROTESTERS OFFERING ROSES TO DELHI POLICE PEOPLE GATHERED NEAR JAMA MASJID PROTESTERS OFFERING ROSES TO POLICEMEN MUSLIMS GOING INSIDE THE MOSQUE AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT, INDIA (DECEMBER 20, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF VEHICLES MOVING IN A MARKET AREA VARIOUS OF MEMBERS OF RAPID ACTION FORCE (RAF) ON GUARD IN RIOT GEAR WEAPON IN THE HANDS OF A RAF SOLDIER A SOLDIER STANDING GUARD RAF SOLDIERS STANDING GUARD RIOT CONTROL VEHICLE OF RAF SOLDIERS ON GUARD IN A MARKET AREA
- Embargoed: 3rd January 2020 08:24
- Keywords: Citizenship act Friday Prayers India Jama Masjid Muslims Narendra Modi New Delhi police protest security violence
- Location: NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT INDIA
- City: NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA001BAS4E33
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Police across India marched on the streets in full riot gear on Friday (December 20), making announcements to maintain peace and follow law and order, a day after violent clashes with protesters during protests over a new citizenship law based on religion.
Three people died of injuries sustained during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in India on Thursday (December 19) with thousands taking to the streets nationwide in defiance of temporary bans on public gatherings.
Police was seen in full preparation ahead of Friday prayers for Muslims. They made announcements with Muslim religious leaders in tense areas to keep calm.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dug his heels in over the law that lays out a path for people from minority religions in neighbouring Muslim countries - Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan - who had settled in India before 2015 to obtain Indian citizenship.
In August, the government took away Muslim majority Kashmir's autonomy and later the Supreme Court cleared the way for the construction of a Hindu temple on a site disputed by Muslims, and had been a flashpoint for years.
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