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Protests against Citizenship Act intensified in Delhi, Death toll in Assam 05

Huge traffic snarls were experienced throughout South Delhi area, from Ashram to Friends Colony to Kalindi Kunj

Sunday December 15, 2019 7:07 PM, ummid.com with inputs from Agencies

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New Delhi: Four buses were set ablaze by a mob and two fire officials were injured in stone pelting as the protests against the newly enacted Citizenship Act (CAA) entered the third day in the national capital even as the death toll in Assam went to 05 on Sunday.

Huge traffic snarls were experienced throughout South Delhi area, from Ashram to Friends Colony to Kalindi Kunj.

For over an hour Mathura Road opposite New Friends Colony's both carriageways were blocked by demonstrator. Delhi Traffic Police tweeted that all movement was closed from Okhla Underpass to Sarita Vihar due to the demonstration.

"Motorists coming from Badarpur side are advised to take Modi Mill Flyover from CRRI towards Nehru Place& those coming from Ashram Chowk side are advised to take Ring Road ,Moolchand Flyover & BRT Corridor or DND Flyover," it said.

A Delhi Fire Service official told IANS that a call was made at 4.42 p.m. that buses were set ablaze. "We had sent four fire tenders which were also attacked by a violent mob," the official said.

"Our vehicle was damaged and two firemen were injured. They are in hospital. There is so much mob accumulation in the area that we have failed to reach the spot, and the traffic jam has also added to the problem", he added.

A statement issued by the Jamia Millia Islamia meanwhile said that students were not involved in the burning of buses.

"It is done by some outsiders who want to disrupt the peace in the university and the locality around it", the Jamia said.

On the other hand, two more people protesting against the amended Citizenship Act in Assam succumbed to injuries Sunday. Both of them suffered bullet injuries due to police firing during clashes in Guwahati on Thursday, a senior official of the Guwahati Medical College told The Indian Express.

With this, the total death toll in the state rose to five in the state. Two people died in police firing on Thursday, while another succumbed to his injuries after an oil tanker was set on fire on Saturday.

Amid curfew, Anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protesters on Sunday torched a government vehicle on Shillong-Guwahati national highway at Mawlai Nongkwar in Meghalaya. The vehicle bearing registration number ML01-1738 reduced to ashes following the incident.

A number of government vehicles including those belonging to the police, have been torched in the last few days.

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