Citizenship law protests: Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka stopped near Meerut

Rahul Priyanka UP Police
Rahul Priyanka UP Police

Delhi : Uttar Pradesh police have blocked Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from entering Meerut city, where five people during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act on December 20 ANI reports.

Protesters had torched vehicles and pelted stones at police, who used lathi charge and lobbed tear gas shells to disperse mobs, PTI reported.

The Uttar Pradesh Police have only accepted that firing took place in Bijnor. But video clips that have surfaced suggest firing took place at many places in the state. Priyanka Gandhi had earlier visited Bijnor and met families of two persons, killed in violence that broke out during the agitation.

Sixteen people have been reportedly killed in anti-CAA protests in the state.

On Monday, Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that “the whole nation recognised the Prime Minister by his clothes as he wears Rs 2 crore suit”, in an apparent reference to Modi who had said that those agitating against the CAA were recognisable by their clothes.

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