Citizenship Act protest highlights: Internet suspended in many parts of UP

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Mobile internet services and SMS of all mobile service providers have been suspended in Lucknow till December 21 noon, according to an Uttar Pradesh government order. Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Kumar Awasthi issued an order to this effect late on Thursday night. "The order is effective from 3 pm of December 19 till 12 pm of December 21," he stated in the order.

Internet services have been suspended in Prayagraj till 10 am on Friday following violent protests over the amended Citizenship Act in parts of the state. The district administration has also ordered for closing the schools and colleges of the district for the next two days.

Mobile internet services have been suspended in Ghaziabad for 24 hours from 10 pm on Thursday in view of violent protests against the new citizenship law in parts of Uttar Pradesh, an official said.

The Karnataka government has suspended mobile Internet services in Dakshina Kannada district on Thursday night for the next 48 hours after two persons were killed in police firing during violent protests in Mangaluru against the controversial citizenship law.

In Mumbai, the country's financial capital, a peaceful public meeting against the controversial amended act was attended by thousands of people. 

Madhya Pradesh too witnessed protests, which were by and large peaceful.

In Ahmedabad's Shah-E-Alam area, at least five policemen were injured in stone-pelting. The police lobbed teargas shells to disperse the mob of around 2,000 persons.

1:31 AM

Bareilly District Administration: Internet services to be suspended in the district from 11 pm today till 21 December, 10 am. 
1:30 AM

Additional Chief Secretary Home, Awanish Kumar Awasthi: Mobile internet services and SMS services to remain suspended in Lucknow district till 12 noon on December 21, Saturday. 
1:30 AM

Vaibhav Srivastava, Pilibhit District Magistrate: Mobile internet services to remain suspended in the district for 24 hours, starting from December 20 midnight.
11:44 PM

UP government orders suspension of mobile internet, SMS services till Saturday noon following violent protests

9:42 PM

Two killed in police firing

Two persons were killed in police firing on Thursday as protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, turned violent here, police said. Police sources said protesters attempted to lay siege to the Mangalore North police station and tried to attack police personnel, following which force was used to disperse them.
9:01 PM

Yediyurappa appeals for calm

BS Yediyurappa makes an appeal to people of the state, asking them to 'stay away from vested interests indulging in rumour mongering and stoking passions to disturb peace and harmony of state.
8:32 PM

At least one dead in Lucknow

One dead after suffering firearm injury during violent protest against citizenship law in Lucknow
8:16 PM

Mobile internet to be restored on Friday in Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma

8:01 PM

Protest turns violent in Ahmedabad

Protest against the Citizenship Act and NRC in the Muslim-dominated Shah-E-Alam area turned violent, with at least five policemen getting injured in stone-pelting
7:53 PM

Rajnath Singh dials Adityanath

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held a telephonic conversation with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the wake of incidents of violence in the state
7:46 PM

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7:45 PM

Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, Delhi govt, police

Delhi High Court asked the Centre, the AAP government and the police to respond to several pleas seeking a judicial commission to look into the violence at Jamia Millia Islamia University protests 
7:15 PM

Govt insulting soul of India, suppressing its voice, says Rahul Gandhi

This government has no right to shut down colleges, telephones and the Internet, to halt metro trains and to impose Section144 to suppress India's voice and prevent peaceful protests: Rahul Gandhi
6:57 PM

Curfew in parts of Mangaluru

Curfew announced in 5 police station limits of Mangaluru Commissionerate till tomorrow midnight
6:54 PM

Police fire in air at Mangaluru, many detained

Police fire tear gas shells, resort to baton charge and fire in the air to disperse anti-CAA protesters in Mangaluru
6:42 PM

Violence in the name of democracy not acceptable, says Adityanath

Those involved in violence have been identified through video, CCTV footage. 'we will take revenge from them': Adityanath
6:40 PM

SP workers detained in Gorakhpur

Hundreds of protesters, including Samajwadi Party workers and leaders, were detained in Gorakhpur and other cities of eastern Uttar Pradesh
6:13 PM

All Delhi Metro stations, barring Jamia Millia Islamia and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh, reopened: DMRC

6:01 PM

Outreach to foreign governments on citizenship law will continue, says External Affairs Ministry

5:51 PM

Jaishankar shares India's perspective with US Congress

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is in the US, has shared India's perspective on the amended citizenship law with members of American Congress

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First Published: Dec 19 2019 | 9:05 AM IST

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