- Title: Police detain scores in Delhi after massive protests over citizenship law
- Date: 21st December 2019
- Summary: POLICE OFFICIALS STANDING BOARD READING (English and Hindi): 'OFFICE OF THE ASSTT. COMMISSIONER OF POLICE' PEOPLE STANDING AS A MAN WALKS (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) WOMAN WHOSE SON WAS DETAINED, SAYING: "My son (has been detained) (Reporter Asking- Since when has he been detained?) Since yesterday night. (Reporter Asking- What are they saying?) He was made to sit in a vehicle and taken away. They said they'll leave him." GORAKHPUR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (DECEMBER 21, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF POLICEMEN ON GUARD VARIOUS OF PEOPLE STANDING MEN DRINKING TEA (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) GORAKHPUR RESIDENT, SANJAY KUMAR, SAYING: "All the people are peaceful (right now) and we are scared to open our shops as there are possibilities of any incident (clashes) taking place. Everyone is alert and are inside their homes." NEW DELHI, INDIA (DECEMBER 21, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VEHICLES PLYING ON ROADS SIGNBOARD READING (English and Hindi) 'JAFRABAD' VEHICLES PLYING AS PEOPLE WALK POLICEMEN STANDING SIGNBOARD SHOWING DIRECTIONS MAN WALKING AS VEHICLES PLY
- Embargoed: 4th January 2020 05:17
- Keywords: Citizenship Amendment Act Gorakhpur India New Delhi clashes violence
- Location: NEW DELHI/ GORAKHPUR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
- City: NEW DELHI/ GORAKHPUR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA003BAX4D3J
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Distressed relatives of scores of people who were detained by police in New Delhi after massive protests over Citizenship Law gathered outside a police station to demand their release on Saturday (December 21).
In New Delhi's Daryaganj area, a commercial thoroughfare in the capital with many banks, shops and cafes, police fired a water cannon to disperse crowds of some 6,000 protesters on Friday (December 20) evening.
A woman said her son has been locked up since Friday night.
There were standoffs at police barricades in half a dozen towns in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, which has long been a tinderbox of communal tensions between majority Hindus and minority Muslims.
The situation in New Delhi's Jama Masjid mosque area, Seelampur and northern Gorakhpur city remained normal, a day after standoffs and clashes between police and protesters. However, local residents said they were scared of stepping out of their houses.
At least 14 people have been killed in violent clashes between the police and protesters since parliament last week passed a contentious citizenship law, that critics say discriminates against Muslims and undermines the country's secular constitution.
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