Violent protests have shifted to the Indian capital, New Delhi, where arsonists torched three public transport buses, damaged several others, and resorted to stone-throwing. Police had to lob tear gas shells and cane-charging to disperse the mob.
3 buses have been set ablaze by Jihadis in Jamia Milia Islamia. Those doing it can never be students. Strict action must be taken against these anti-nation elements. pic.twitter.com/6YrVenBrR4— Friends of RSS (@friendsofrss) December 15, 2019
UPDATE- Protests continue in Jamia Milia Islamia University. But the campus protests are peaceful, no violence— Zeba Warsi (@Zebaism) December 15, 2019
In the vicinity, near Julena in Jamia Nagar-buses have been set on fire-police lathicharged & used tear gas shells
Left: Campus protest
Right: Outside campus protest pic.twitter.com/KKkeilRZL3
Though a premier university is in the vicinity of the protest site, a university authority has clarified that its students were inside the campus staging peaceful protests. Reports indicate the arsonists were locals or activists from some political parties.
Violence near Jamia is condemnable. It's not perpetrated by the students who have been protesting peacefully even in the face of batons, teargas and beating by the Delhi Police.#JamiaMilliaIslamia students community condemn violence and appeals for peaceful protest. pic.twitter.com/kCQH4YbiuX— Tarique Anwer (@tanwer_m) December 15, 2019
President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s Delhi Unit Manoj Tiwari has accused the ruling party of the national capital – Aam Admi of inciting violence. His tweet in Hindi reads, “At the instance of (Chief Minister) Arvind Kejriwal, the local legislator is inciting the public”.
•@ArvindKejriwal के इशारे पर आप का विधायक जनता को भड़का रहा है— Manoj Tiwari (@ManojTiwariMP) December 15, 2019
भारत का मुसलमान भारत के साथ है, तुम जैसे गद्दारों की बातों में आने वाला नहीं। लोगों को उकसाना बंद करो।
दिल्ली की जनता AAP गद्दारों को सबक़ सिखाएगी
Aap का पाप सामने आ रहा है pic.twitter.com/HUARsjqItT
In central New Delhi, hundreds of protesters staged a sit-in against the law, which they allege is discriminatory against Muslims.
The Indian government enacted a citizenship law for non-Muslim migrants starting Friday. The law provides opportunities to six religious minorities – Hindus, Parsis, Jains, Christians, Buddhists, and Sikhs – from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan to receive Indian citizenship if they arrived in India before 2015.