Delhi Unrest: Schools Across Southeast Delhi Closed Today After Clashes Near Jamia


New Delhi: All schools in southeast Delhi area remained closed today in view of the situation that emerged after violence near the Jamia University.

This was informed by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

“Looking at the situation in the city, the Delhi government has decided to keep all government and private schools in the south-east districts of Jamia, Okhla and New Friends Colony closed,” Sisodia tweeted Sunday.

The development came after the National Capital witnessed violent protests at Jamia Nagar and New Friends Colony against the amendment in the Act which aims to provide citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

The protest in New Friends Colony saw a violent clash between students of the Jamia Millia Islamia and the Delhi Police, with buses being set on fire and at least 16 Metro stations being shut across the city.

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