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CAA Protests: Mumbai Police detains women protesters in Deonar area

The police officer informed that they had only detained five women. However, as per the media reports, an eye-witness narrated that the number of detainees was 20.

CAA Protests: Mumbai Police detains women protesters in Deonar area
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Mumbai Police on Sunday evening detained five women protestors from Shahuji Garden in Deonar area for protesting against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR). 

A group of women tried to stage a sit-in protest outside the Shahuji Garden. However, the police detained women protestors and they were later shifted to Deonar police station. 

While police officer claimed that they had only detained five women. However, as per a media report, an eye-witness narrated that the number of detainees was 20. The eye witness also alleged that the police manhandled some of the women protestors while trying to evict them from the spot. 

"The women protestors, nearly 100 of them, tried to occupy the road outside Shahuji garden. The police arrived at the spot and manhandled protestors. The women are all residents of Govandi in east Mumbai," the eye-witness further stated. 

A Senior Inspector from Deonar Police station had informed that the women protestors suddenly came and tried to sit on the road outside the Shahuji garden. 

"The women appeared suddenly and tried to sit on the road outside the (Shahuji) garden. We asked them to vacate the road. However, the protestors refused to move. We have shifted some of them to the police station," Senior Inspector Ragini Bhagwat said. 

The country has erupted in protests after the passage of CAA in Parliament. The women across the country are leading sit-in protests against the CAA and proposed NRC. 

In Mumbai, the women protestors have drawn inspiration from Delhi's Shaheen Bagh and are on a sit-in protest in Nagpada area from January 26. 

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As per the new amendment in the Citizenship Law, the CAA will grant citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists and Christians who have come to India on or before December 31, 2014, from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan fleeing religious persecution. 

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