Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Internet cut in Aligarh for 6 hours amid police violence on women protesters

Police violence broke out this evening on anti-citizenship law protesters in the Uparkot Kotwali area of Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh.

Following the clashes between police and protesters, mobile internet has been suspended for a six-hour period starting 6 pm.

Aligarh Muslim University students now block the Chungi Road in Aligarh against the police action on women.

“Situation in Aligarh is very tensed. Brutal RAF crackdown on women protestors in Upper Fort area of Aligarh,” a protesting student said.

Reports from ground say that one person has bullet injury.

Several are injured in police violence.

“We are on streets at the moment. Immediate mobilization and media support is needed in Aligarh,” student told Maktoob.

The police violence took place away from Aligarh’s Delhi Gate area, where a 24-day-long peaceful protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, or CAA, is being held.

On Saturday women protesting at that site had approached the police for permission to erect tents as protection from bad weather – it rained in Aligarh on Friday. Permission had been denied and the irate women began an impromptu sit-in protest outside the Kotwali Police Station.


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