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Pro, anti-CAA protesters clash in Delhi; two injured
New Delhi, February 23, 2020
Sporadic incidents of stone-pelting on Sunday between anti- and pro-CAA groups at Maujpur in east Delhi broke a relative lull in tension over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.
The police fired teargas shells amid reports of two people being injured.
The tension erupted after stone-pelting between groups of pro-CAA and anti-CAA protesters. The police stepped in to disperse the two groups.
Teargas shells were fired and two people were reported injured in the violence.
Maujpur is near Jaffrabad, where anti-CAA protesters had barricaded the road since Saturday night in support of the bandh call given by Chandrasekhar Azad of Bhim Army against the CAA.
Metro stations have been shut down in the area as a precautionary measure. Metro rail stations that have been shut down include Maujpur-Babarpur and Seelampur, adding to the overall congestion and chaos prevailing in the area.
More security forces are being directed to the spot from other areas including nearby Jaffrabad.