Death toll in UP anti-CAA protests rises to 11; 25 vehicles set ablaze

The death toll in Uttar Pradesh in Friday's violence over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act has risen to 11. Police said that around 25 vehicles were set ablaze during the agitation, adding that they took a total of 667 persons into custody as a part of "preventive action".

21st December 2019 | 12:27 PM (IST)
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At least 11 people, including an 8-year-old boy, have lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh as the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act turned violent in the state, officials said on Saturday. Four deaths were reported from Meerut district, while the boy was killed in a stampede in Varanasi when a violent mob was being chased by police personnel on Friday, they said.

Almost all the country's major cities - Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Lucknow, Patna, Thiruvananthapuram, and Hyderabad - saw protesters on the streets despite substantial police presence and imposition of prohibitory orders at several places.

Protests have been scheduled for Saturday, including the national capital, as the country continues to see unrest over the controversial law.

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21st December 2019 | 12:27 PM (IST)
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