Protests against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act have turned violent in Lucknow, with protesters throwing stones at the police, which in turn has fired tear gas shells and resorted to a baton charge to control an unruly crowd.
The violence took place in the old city area of Lucknow, a sensitive zone, where a large number of police were deployed. Protesters set stones on police, set fire to motorbikes and looted public property. In return, police fired tear gas and lathi-charged protesters.
On the other hand, in New Delhi, mobile internet services have been eliminated in many parts of the city. The Delhi people took to Twitter to contact the telecom service providers.
Service providers Airtel and Vodafone have responded on Twitter saying they have received instructions from the government to stop voice and data connection in some parts of Twitter.
Noted historian Ramachandra Guha has been arrested in Bangalore
Thursday when he was leading the rally against the CAA.
Among those detained near the Red Fort and Mandi House were opposition leaders including De Raja, Sitaram Yechury, Nilotpal Basu, Brinda Karat, Ajay Maken Sandeep Dixit, activists Yogendra Yadav and Umar Khalid – both places of demonstration.
*from various sources.