UP's Mau Erupts In Protest Over Citizenship Law; Internet Shut, Section 144 Imposed

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UP's Mau Erupts In Protest Over Citizenship Law; I
Protests against the Citizenship Act are taking place in several states across the country. These protests, which began in the north-eastern states, have now reached the country’s largest state -- Uttar Pradesh -- via the national capital Delhi.

On Monday, violent protests against the Citizenship Act took place in UP’s Mau, where protesters resorted to stone-pelting at the police; they also damaged several vehicles, even setting fire to some.

UP DGP OP Singh said that the situation is under control in Mau but in view of the tensions, Section 144 has been imposed in the district. In light of growing protests, the internet has been suspended and Section 144 imposed in several sensitive cities of UP.

In the past few days, hundreds of people, from college students to common citizens, have taken to the streets in UP against the Citizenship Act. Students of Aligarh Muslim University, Nadwa College and several other colleges in UP are fiercely protesting against this Act.

During this time, clashes also took place between students and the police, in which several students sustained injuries.

Due to protests against the Citizenship Act by students, colleges have been shut till January 5, 2020. Also, the state government has imposed a moratorium of one week on leaves taken by DMs and SSPs of all districts in UP.

Meanwhile, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has appealed to citizens of the state to maintain peace and harmony.

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