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13 Metro Stations Closed In Delhi After Anti-Citizenship Act Protests Turn Violent

Metro authorities closed gates of several metro stations, including IIT, GTB Nagar, Shivaji Stadium, Patel Chowk and Vishwavidyalaya on Sunday evening.

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13 Metro Stations Closed In Delhi After Anti-Citizenship Act Protests Turn Violent
Protesters hold demonstration at Delhi Police Headquarters, ITO, after police action at Jamia Millia Islamia university.
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13 Metro Stations Closed In Delhi After Anti-Citizenship Act Protests Turn Violent
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2019-12-16T00:26:37+05:30

In the wake of violence during protests against the amended Citizenship Act in south Delhi, DMRC closed gates of 13 metro stations, including GTB Nagar, Shivaji Stadium, Patel Chowk and Vishwavidyalaya, on Sunday evening.

In a series of tweets, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said that entry and exit gates of GTB Nagar, Shivaji Stadium, Patel Chowk, Vishwavidyalaya, Vasant Vihar, Munirka, R K Puram, Sukhdev Vihar, Jamia Millia Islamia, Okhla Vihar and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh Metro stations were closed on the advice of the police.

Later in the night, entry and exit gates of ITO,  IIT, Delhi Gate, and Pragati Maidan were also closed.        

According to DMRC, trains will not be stopping at these stations.

Earlier, DMRC closed the entry and exit gates of the Sukhdev Vihar Metro station in view of the violent protest in southeast Delhi against the amended Citizenship Act.

"As advised by Delhi Police, entry & exit gates of Sukhdev Vihar and gate no. 3 of Ashram have been closed. Trains will not be halting at Sukhdev Vihar," DMRC tweeted.

Most of the stations are located in south Delhi where anti-citizenship bill protests turned violent and unknown assailants torched buses. The police claimed that a mob committed arson and pelted stones at them before entering the nearby Jamia Millia University.

The police said they entered the varsity to control the situation but Jamia's Chief Proctor Waseem Ahmed Khan said they entered by force and beat up students and staff members.

(With inputs from PTI)


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