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Protests against CAA spread to Lucknow

Policemen locking the gates of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulema seminary in Lucknow on Monday.

Policemen locking the gates of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulema seminary in Lucknow on Monday.  

Seminary students try to take out march, police block gate

The protests against the amended Citizenship Act spread to Lucknow as students of the Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulema seminary here gathered in large numbers on Monday morning and tried to lead a protest march.

However, police closed the gate of the seminary and did not allow the students, who raised slogans in solidarity with the protesting students of Jamia Millia Islamia University, to lead the march.

‘Stones pelted’

Once the gate was closed, the protesters allegedly pelted stones, bricks and slippers at the police force stationed outside the gate, for a brief moment, police said.

“The situation is now under control. All students have been sent back in,” said Lucknow District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash.

Mr. Prakash said around 200-250 students had gathered to lead a protest in the morning. Once the main gate was closed, some stones from the pots inside were pelted once all of them were back in. None was injured, said the District Magistrate, adding that the students have gone back to their hostels and classes.

SSP Lucknow Kalanidhi Naithani said the police used restraint to push back the students. For a brief moment, 35-40 seconds, some bricks and stones were thrown from inside, he said. The situation was brought under control in a short time, he added.

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