Pro-citizenship law protestors on Sunday pelted stones at an anti-CAA protest in New Delhi's Jaffrabad neighbourhood, which has been witnessing a sit-in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Law (CAA). Stones were pelted by pro-CAA protestors at anti-CAA protest near the Maujpur metro station, following which stones were pelted in return from anti-CAA protestors, who were soon joined by several residents in the neighbourhood.
The anti-CAA sit-in was taking place at Jaffrabad metro station, while the demonstration in support of the new law was taking place at Maujpur metro station, 500 metres from Jaffrabad station.
The pro-CAA rally had been called by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kapil Mishra. Mishra, however, wasn't present at the time of pelting of stones.
The police is trying to rein in the situation, which has been developing for more than 30 minutes.
Talking to India TV reporter Gonika Arora, an anti-CAA protestor questioned 'why should we remain silent when stones were being pelted from the other side.'
A CAA-backer, however, said that the stone-pelting first started from the other side. "We were demonstrating peacefully in support of CAA. They pelted stones on us," he said. "They want to create a Shaheen Bagh here," another demonstrator said.
Paramilitary personnel stationed at the protest site were seen making headway into the locality, in a bid to appease the situation.
Among those injured included India TV cameraperson Farman Malik, who sustained a head injury during the stone-pelting.