The Delhi Police is prepared for the protests in the national capital against the new amended citizenship law with barricades at the city’s borders with Gurugram and ordering Delhi Metro to shut down 17 stations.
Massive jams were reported on roads leading to the capital from Gurugram with the police barricading the national highway and allowing only one vehicle to pass at a time at peak office hours.
Traffic soon got raised up for kilometres on the highway in Gurugram. The policemen at the border refused to give away.
Delhi Metro also shut down 17 metro stations on the instructions of the police in south Delhi around Jamia Millia Islamia University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and central Delhi.
In four tweets, Delhi Metro said entry and exit gates had been shut at Patel Chowk, Lok Kalyan Marg, Udyog Bhawan, ITO, Pragati Maidan, Khan Market, Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Vishwavidyalaya, Central Secretariat, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh, Vasant Vihar, Mandi House, Barakhamba and Munirka. “Trains will not be halting at these stations,” it said.
Already, the police had imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 that bar an assembly of more than four people around Red Fort, the location for the main protest in the national capital called by Left parties and other groups.