Anti-CAA, Pro-CAA Supporters Clash At Maujpur in Northeast Delhi, Police Fire Teargas Shells
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 23—A clash is reported to have taken place between supporters and opponents of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Maujpur area of Northeast Delhi on Sunday and police is said to have used teargas shells to disperse the two groups.
According to reports, the clash took place when a BJP leader reached the anti-CAA protest site near Jafrabad metro station where women, children and men had taken over a road on the pattern of Shaheen Bagh since last night. Jafrabad Metro Station connects Jafrabad with Seelampur on one side and Maujpur on the other side.
According to reports, the BJP leader reached there with his supporters, demanding that the protesters vacate the road. The protesters, who were chanting slogans of “Azadi” (freedom) from CAA-NRC-NPR, were also supporting the “Bharat Bandh” call given by Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad.
Television footage from the spot showed protesters throwing stones at each other across a road, close to police barricades.