Police forces in various parts of the country have come down hard on people protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Peaceful protestors have been detained by the police after Sec 144 was imposed in various parts of the country, including Bengaluru, different parts of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
There are multiple videos of the cops detaining intellectuals like Ram Chandra Guha, social activists and politicians like Yogendra Yadav, Sitaram Yechury and Umar Khalid.
But as this clamp on democratic protests intensifies all across the country, Mumbai Police have granted thousands of people to peacefully protest in the city against the CAA.
They have even been advising people about alternate routes around August Kranti Maidan to help people.
Dear Mumbaikars,— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) December 19, 2019
Please be advised about the alternate routes and diversions around August Kranti Maidan due to agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Act, on Dt 19th December 2019. Following will be reflected from 1200 hrs to 2200 hrs on Dt.19/12/2019. pic.twitter.com/VgHuMePmp2
People have also been hailing the Mumbai Police Department for allowing the peaceful protests against the CAA.
See the difference betwn @Mumbaipolice & @Delhipolice. The former is Democratic, allowing protests, giving alternate routes, issuing advisories. Latter is hammering protestors illegally, causing dangerous jams & acting like a dictatorship puppet 😠 #CAAProtest #MumbaiAgainstCAB https://t.co/9LYXpmfUfw— Priyanka Sachar (@twilightfairy) December 19, 2019
This is Mumbai...after being Indian I'm proud mumbaikar @MumbaiPolice always finding best alternatives for both transporters and citizens who wish to lodge protest against #CAA_NRC— Francis (@francislazar4) December 19, 2019
Unlike Delhi, Bangalore, etc. #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019 #CitizenshipAmendmentAct #CAAProtest pic.twitter.com/66ZqQhKM6b
Thank you Mumbai Police for setting an example of how men in uniforms are meant to protect the democratic values of this country.