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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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Mamata Banerjee
Demonstrators protest against the new citizenship law in the Seelampur area of New Delhi. Photo: Reuters
Protest Live Updates: A day after angry protesters demanding scrapping of the amended citizenship law torched several motor bikes, pelted stones at police personnel and damaged buses and a police booth in Delhi, the Supreme Court of India on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre on 60 petitions challenging the contentious law. The court announced that it would take up the case on January 22 and refused to stay operation of Citizenship Amendment Act.

Among those who filed the petitions were senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, the Indian Union Muslim League and Asom Gana Parishad, an ally of the ruling BJP in Assam.

In the wake of violent protests, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to Delhiites on Tuesday to maintain peace. 

Unrest over the Delhi and Lucknow police crackdown in Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) spread across the country in the past two days with demonstrations being held in several campuses, including in Hyderabad, Lucknow, Mumbai and Kolkata. Protests over the amended stretched into fifth day in West Bengal, with agitators on Tuesday blocking roads and railway tracks in parts of the state.

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