Jamia Millia students stage protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB)
New Delhi/UNI: Students of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University on Friday here staged a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) 2019.
The agitating students marched from the university campus to Parliament to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill, passed by Parliament on Thursday.
The march was called by the All India Students Association (AISA).
Hundreds of students had gathered outside the varsity to march to Parliament before they were stopped by police.
A Twitter user shared a video which showed that the police had resorted to lathicharge on the students, and used tear gas on the protesters.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had earlier said that as advised by Delhi Police, entry and exit at Patel Chowk and Janpath Metro stations had been briefly closed.
''Entry & exit gates at all stations have been opened. Normal services have resumed in all stations,'' the DMRC said in a later tweet.
The Delhi Traffic Police said in a tweet, ''Traffic movement is closed from Sansad Marg towards Tolstoy Marg (both carriageways) due to demonstration.''
''Traffic movement is closed on both carriageways from jamia millia university to Sukhdev Vihar and from Mathura Road to Sarai Jullena (both carriageways) and the following traffic diversion is advised for the commuters,'' the Delhi Traffic Police said in a tweet.
''1. From Nehru Place Modi Mill flyover to turn left to Mathura Road 2. From CV raman marg to turn right to Mathura Road 3. From Jamia Nagar to take U-Turn to Shaheen Bagh to Road no 13A,'' it added.