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CAA Protests: Police extend curfew to entire Mangaluru till Dec 22

Mangaluru, Dec 20 (GCCurrentAffairs) Situation in the violence-hit Mangaluru city due to protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, remained tense, with city police extended curfew to entire commissionarate till December 22 midnight.

The city police had imposed the curfew in parts of the city that were marred by violence and clashes between police and protesters.

Karnataka Additional Chief Secretary, Rajneesh Goyal on Thursday night issued notification suspending mobile internet services in Mangaluru City and Dakshina Kannada District for 48 hours on request of Director General and Inspector General of Police.

According to the notification, the move is aimed at avoiding misuse of social media platforms to spread rumors and fake messages that can trigger and disturb law and order situation in the region.

Dr PS Harsha, Mangaluru Police Commissioner informed that reports from the field show that there are incidents of vandalism and arson which are likely to spread and create serious law and order situation.

He asserted that the police personnel resorted to “lathi-charged and firing” when the protesters turned violent and attacked them.

“The protesters attacked police station and were ready to kill police officers. That’s when we charged against them,” Dr Harsha said while adding that several police personnel have also sustained injuries in the violence.

Speaking to media after the violent protests, Dr Harsha called on people to cooperate in maintaining law and order in the city.

The police said the exact cause of death of Nausin, 23, and Jalil Kudroli, 49, would be known only after post-mortem examination. The two, who were injured in the violence, succumbed to their injuries in hospital.

Over 20 police personnel were injured in the stone-pelting. Former Mayor Ashraf and a journalist also sustained injuries during the lathi-charge by police.

Via UNI-India

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