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  • Monday, March, 2020| Today's Market | Current Time: 05:06:36
  • Entry and exit gates of most of the metro stations in Delhi, which were closed due to a protest against the amended Citizenship Act, have now been opened.

    However, entry and exit gates of Jamia Millia Islamia, Jasola Vihar and Shaheen Bagh are still closed and trains will not be halting at these stations.

    Delhi Metro Rail Corporation in a tweet said that entry and exit gates of Chandni Chowk, Barakhamba, Mandi House, Pragati Maidan, Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate, ITO, Janpath, Khan Market, Vasant Vihar and Munirka Metro Stations are now open. Entry and exit gates at Vishwavidyalaya, Rajiv  Chowk,  Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan and Lok Kalyan Marg Metro Stations have also been opened.

    In Karnataka, thousands of people defied prohibitory orders in Bengaluru today to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Police are facing a tough time in clearing the swelling crowd in Mysore Bank circle near the city market. Congress leader Siddaramaiah has criticised the Government for imposing section 144 for three days.

    In a tweet, he has said, that Government cannot suppress peaceful protest. Congress Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Gowda and MLA Sowmya Reddy has filed a petition in the Karnataka High Court against the imposition of section 144. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has appealed to the public not to take the law into their hands and asked the police to restrain from strong action like lathi-charge on protesters.

    In Maharashtra, Amid the ongoing winter session of Maharashtra Legislature in Nagpur, Muslim Parishad and Jamate Islami Hind  Organisation took protest march over Vidhan Bhawan in Nagpur against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

    Supporters proceed on to march from Variety Square in the city towards state legislature building holding banner, posters and raising slogans demanding to scrap of CAA and NRC. They also demanded 5 percent reservation for Muslims in the state. Congress leader and MLA Vijay Wadettiwar also joined the protest.

    The similar protest march is also being seen in Amravati city of Vidarbha region.