New Delhi: The national capital observed violent protests in several areas against the Citizenship Amendment Act on Thursday. The Delhi Police, on Friday, has taken strict measures to control any such untoward incident and has also appealed people not to spread any rumours regarding the citizenship act.
Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) has been imposed around Red Fort. Police has appealed not to turn violent during the protest.
"I request, through the media, to the people to not believe in any rumours and restrict themselves from spreading it. Also, cooperate with the police forces. Section 144 has been imposed only in Red Fort area and nowhere else," Delhi Police Public Relation Officer MS Randhawa told media.
"This is not the traditional route for any protest march. In Delhi, protests are held at designated routes. In a written request also we have requested the organisers to hold the protests at designated places and apply for that. If they will hold protests at non-designated places then it will cause public disturbance and affect emergency services," he added.
On Thursday, The Delhi police detained several protestors near Red Fort including Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav but still multiple protests took place across Delhi.
Commuters were badly hit due to closure of 17 metro stations and heavy jams on road.
Internet, Voice Call and SMS services also were suspened in certain areas in view of the violent protests.