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Citizenship Act Protests: 21 students left stranded at Jafrabad school for 2 hours

The stranded children were taken out of the back door after their parents managed to reach the school, the official said. The school is near the Jafrabad police station. Delhi has been witnessing violent protests over the amended Citizenship Bill.

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New Delhi Updated on: December 18, 2019 7:24 IST
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Jafrabad protest: 21 students left stranded at Jafrabad school for 2 hours

At least 21 students were left stranded at their school in Delhi's Jafrabad for about two hours on Tuesday as protests against the amended citizenship law in the area took a violent face. According to an official of the MCD school, there was "heavy" stone pelting near the school and the gates were locked for the students' safety. 

Though 200 students study in the school, but only 21 turned up on Tuesday due to protests in the city, he said.

The stranded children were taken out of the back door after their parents managed to reach the school, the official said. The school is near the Jafrabad police station.

"There was heavy stone pelting near the school around 3:30 pm, following which we locked the gates. The students were inside the school and we were worried about their safety," the official said.

However, their parents managed to reach the school's back door and "we handed over their children to them. We asked them not to go to the main road", the official said.

In the afternoon, angry protesters demanding scrapping of the amended law pelted stones at police personnel, torched several motor bikes and vandalised two police booths as well as three buses in Seelampur and Jafrabad.

Twenty-one people, including 12 police personnel, were injured and FIRs were registered at the Jafrabad and Seelampur police stations. 

Jafrabad metro station update

The Delhi Metro early on Wednesday said the entry and exit gates at Jaffrabad and Maujpur - Babarpur stations are closed. Confirming the development, the DMRC, through its official Twitter handle said the interchange facility towards Shiv Vihar at Maujpur will be available. 

Other lines and stations at the Delhi Metro are functioning normal, the DMRC said. 

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