Mumbai put on high-alert after violence in Delhi

Mumbai put on high-alert after violence in Delhi
Other than the designated area in Azad Maidan, no permission will be granted for any other protest in Mumbai, a statement from the Home Ministry said (Representational Image, Courtesy: AFP)

Mumbai has been put on high alert following violent clashes between pro-CAA and anti-CAA protestors in Delhi, which have claimed seven lives so far.

“Mumbai has been put on a high alert after recent incidents of violence in Delhi. State Police has taken precautionary measures to maintain law and order,” read a statement from the Maharashtra Home Ministry.

“Other than the designated area in Azad Maidan, no permission will be granted for any other protest in Mumbai,” the statement said.

On Monday night, Mumbai Police also dispersed a large group that had gathered at Marine Drive to protest against the violence in Delhi. While most protestors left peacefully, officials had to detain some who refused to leave the area on their own.

As many as seven persons were killed and over 100 injured in violent clashes in the North-East district of the national capital yesterday.

The violence occurred after clashes took place between pro and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters at various places in the area.

“A total of seven deaths were reported – one police personnel and six civilians have lost their lives,” a statement from the Delhi Police said.

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