Stone pelting happening at Maujpur-Babarpur Metro Station after clashes between pro and anti-CAA protestors. (Express photo by Amit Mehra)
Clashes broke out in northeast Delhi Maujpur area for the second consecutive day as pro and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters pelted stones at each other on Monday. Police had to fire tear gas shells to disperse the protesters.
Stone pelting incidents were reported near Maujpur Babarpur Metro Station while some vehicles were set on fire in Yamuna Vihar. At least two houses and a fire tender were torched in Jaffrabad and Maujpur.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) closed the entry and exit gates of Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur stations. Trains will not be halting at these stations.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took notice of the violence and urged the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Home Minister Amit Shah to restore law and order in the area. "Very distressing news regarding disturbance of peace and harmony in parts of Delhi coming in. I sincerely urge Hon’ble LG n Hon'ble Union Home Minister to restore law and order n ensure that peace and harmony is maintained. Nobody should be allowed to orchestrate flagrations," he tweeted.