Delhi Mahila Congress President Sharmistha Mukherjee protesting near the residence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday
Delhi Mahila Congress President Sharmistha Mukherjee protesting near the residence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday

CAA protest: Delhi Mahila Cong president, party workers detained

ANI | Updated: Dec 20, 2019 14:45 IST


New Delhi (India), Dec 20 (ANI): Amid uproar over Citizenship Amendment Act, Delhi Police on Friday detained Delhi Mahila Congress President Sharmistha Mukherjee and other Congress workers who were seen protesting near the residence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Earlier in the day, Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police Alok Kumar informed about tightened security in North East region of Delhi and assured of sufficient force in the national capital to maintain law and order.
"Sufficient force has been deployed including 10 companies of CRPF and RAF in Northeast district. We've held many rounds of meeting with locals. We have deployed drones, anti-riot gear to deal with any kind of situation," said Alok Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police.
Congress, along with other national and regional parties have been staging protest in several parts of the country against the amended citizenship law.
The Citizenship Amendment Act grants Indian citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh who entered India on or before December 31, 2014. (ANI)

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