Aligarh, December 13: Internet services in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district have been blocked since midnight till 5 pm on Friday in view of the protests planned against the amended Citizenship Act. The administration has denied permission to BSP leader and Mayor Furqaan Ali, who wanted to hold a protest against the passage of the citizenship bill in Parliament, District magistrate Chandra Bhushan Singh said. CAB Passage Jolts Northeast: Why Assam and Neighbouring States Are Up in Protest Against Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made in view of the call given by the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) teachers' association and students for taking out a protest march and handing over a memorandum to the district authorities. CAB Protest: Assam Remains on The Edge, Two Protesters Dead, Mobile Internet Ban Extended For 48 Hours.
The AMUTA and students had announced that they would take out a march from the library to the university circle just outside the campus, where they would hand over the memorandum.
Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Parminder Singh told media that no one would be allowed to move out of the campus.
Foolproof security measures have been put into force since early morning and all entry points have been blocked.
In an emergency meeting held on Wednesday, the AMUTA had described the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament as one of the darkest days in the annals of the history of independent India.