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Lucknow on boil as CAA protesters set police post on fire, tear gas used
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Lucknow on boil as CAA protesters set police post on fire, tear gas used

| @indiablooms | 19 Dec 2019, 11:58 am

Lucknow/IBNS: The protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow turned violent once again on Thursday with the agitators setting police post on fire, media reports said.

The vehicles parked outside the police post were also torched.

Police said they had to fire tear-gas shells to bring situation under control in Madeyganj area.

Agitation against the newly amended citizenship law showed no signs of waning as countrywide protests were witnessed on Thursday with many places, including national capital of India, witnessing a partial shutdown of public transport, traffic restrictions and suspension of telecom and internet services.

Amid tight security arrangements and the imposition of section 144 of the CrPC in the entire state, the principle opposition Samajwadi Party on Thursday held protest in Uttar Pradesh opposing the Citizen Amendment Act (CAA).

In Lucknow, the SP legislators held protest at the Vidhan Bhawan from 0930 hrs in the morning under the statue of Choudhury Charan Singh raising slogans opposing the CAA.

Some legislators also climbed on the gates of the Vidhan Bhawan to draw media attention.

Leader of the opposition and SP member Ram Govind Choudhury said that the government's move to bring CAA was against the Constitutional norms and to target a particular community.

Reports of protest were also received from different parts of the state with SP supporters blocking the roads and rail traffic.

In Lucknow, large number of security personnel have been deployed to prevent the protestors to assemble.

Meanwhile, UP DGP O P Singh has appealed to the people not to participate in any type of protest as it has been banned by the government. He further asked the parents not to allow their children to join any agitation.

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