WORLD Schools, metro stations shut after violence in Indian capital


Schools, metro stations shut after violence in Indian capital


03:27, December 16, 2019

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Protestors demonstrate against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Guwahati, India, Dec. 11, 2019. The upper house of Indian parliament, or Rajya Sabha, passed the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) Wednesday evening, officials said. (Photo: Xinhua)

NEW DELHI, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- Schools and Delhi Metro services have been shut in various parts of southeast Delhi in the wake of Sunday evening's intense violence.

Violent mobs had set ablaze various buses belonging to the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) on Sunday evening even as thousands of people indulged in scuffles with the Delhi Police personnel after a protest suddenly turned violent.

Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said in a tweet that in the wake of present circumstances the Delhi Government has decided to shut the schools in areas like Okhla, New Friends Colony, Madanpur Khadar of the southeast district of Delhi on Monday.

Meanwhile, various Delhi Metro stations have also been closed in the wake of Sunday evening's violence, said media reports.

According to latest reports, hundreds of protesters began shouting slogans against the Delhi Police in front of the Delhi Police headquarters on Sunday evening.

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