Violence over CAA

Protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act continued throughout the country on Thursday. There are reports of protesters coming out on the streets in many small and big cities including Patna, Delhi, Lucknow. The protest turned violent in Lucknow. There has been arson and sabotage in many places in Old Lucknow. Many vehicles including a police car have been set on fire. The police have also lathi-charged to control the crowd. The protesters have also damaged the OB van of NDTV at Parivartan Chowk. Earlier today, protesters in Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal blew up the State Transport Corporation bus, while in Delhi, about 20 stations of Delhi Metro had to be closed due to the increasing number of protesters against this new law. Meanwhile, amidst the protests across the country, Home Minister Amit Shah has called an emergency meeting of officials. Sources said that the government is very worried about the violence in Lucknow. Officials said that Home Minister Amit Shah, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kishan Reddy and Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla are expected to attend the meeting.