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Fresh anti-CAA protest site emerges as hundreds gather at Delhi's Jaffrabad

The women, carrying the tricolour and raising slogans of 'aazadi', said they would not move from the site till the Centre revokes the CAA

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

New Delhi: Women during a sit-in protest against CAA, NRC and NPR, at Jafrabad, in New Delhi, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 | PTI
New Delhi: Women during a sit-in protest against CAA, NRC and NPR, at Jafrabad, in New Delhi, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 | PTI

An anti-CAA protest by around 500 people, mostly women, near the Jaffrabad metro station in northeast continued on Sunday, prompting the Metro authorities to close the entry and exit gates of the station.

The protest began on Saturday night, blocking a road which connects Seelampur with Maujpur and Yamuna Vihar.

The women, carrying the tricolour and raising slogans of 'aazadi', said they would not move from the site till the Centre revokes the CAA.

Heavy security deployment, including women police personnel, has been made in the area.

In view of the protest, entry and exit gates of the Jaffrabad metro station were closed.

"Entry & exit of Jaffrabad have been closed. Trains will not be halting at this station," the Metro Rail Corporation tweeted.

A woman, who identified herself as Bushra, had said that till the time the CAA was not revoked, the protesters would not leave the site.

Social activist Faheem Baig had said that there was resentment among the people against the way the government was handling the issue.

A protest is already going on near the main Seelampur road and Kardampuri against the amended

The protest at Jaffrabad took place at a time when efforts are being made to clear a road blocked by anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh.

The protesters have been staging a sit-in at Shaheen Bagh for over two months, blocking the road connecting southeast Delhi and Noida.

The Supreme Court has appointed interlocutors in an attempt to reach out to the anti-CAA protesters.

First Published: Sun, February 23 2020. 10:04 IST
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