Mumbai: Cops foil women's bid to start sit-in against CAA
Mumbai, Feb 2 (PTI) A group of women on Sunday evening
tried to stage a sit-in protest against the CAA-NRC-NPR regime
outside a garden in Deonar area of Mumbai, but police foiled
their bid, an officer said.
While the officer said only five women were detained
from outside the Shahuji garden and shifted to Deonar police
station, an eye-witness pegged the number of detainees at 20.
"The women appeared suddenly, and without intimation
they tried to squat on the road outside the garden. We asked
them to vacate the road, but they didn't budge. We have
shifted some of them to the police station. They will be
released soon," said Deonar police station senior inspector
However, an eye-witness told PTI that police
manhandled some of the women while evicting them from the
"Around one hundred women, all residents of Govandi in
east Mumbai, tried to occupy the road outside the garden.
Police personnel, who arrived at the spot, manhandled some of
them. They detained at least 20 women," he claimed.
A sit-in protest by women against the Citizenship
Amendment Act, the National Register of Citizens and the
National Population Register has been going on at Nagpada in
south Mumbai since January 26. PTI ZA NSK