Aligarh, Feb 23 (IANS) The protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) turned violent on Sunday evening after the women sitting on protest were asked to move from there.
Many shops, two-wheelers and police barricades were set ablaze and stone pelting was reported from Babri Mandi, Ghas-ki-Mandi and Upperkot.
The police lathicharged the protesters and also used tear gas shells to disperse the crowd.
A huge crowd has gathered to protest against the CAA and the NRC at Shahjamal Idgah here. Women protesters have been removed from Upperkot Kotwali area. The crowd has been chanting anti-government slogans.
Several Bhim Army workers were also present among the protesters at Delhi Gate and Upperkot area.
The police said the women started throwing stones at police vehicles. The police said they have identified several students of Aligarh Muslim University who are involved in the stone pelting incident.
Heavy police force has been deployed at Delhi Gate and Upperkot.
The administration has also blocked Internet services in the area from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight.