By Special Correspondent
New Delhi, Dec 15 : Four buses were set ablaze by a mob and two fire officials were injured in stone pelting as the protests against the newly enacted Citizenship Act entered the third day in the national capital on Sunday. Jamia student were not involved in the brawl, the varsity union said.
Huge traffic snarls were experienced throughout south Delhi area, from Ashram to Friends Colony to Kalindi Kunj.
For over an hour Mathura Road opposite New Friends Colony”s both carriageways were blocked by demonstrator. and Delhi Traffic Police tweeted that all movement was closed from Okhla Underpass to Sarita Vihar due to the demonstration.
“Motorists coming from Badarpur side are advised to take Modi Mill Flyover from CRRI towards Nehru Place& those coming from Ashram Chowk side are advised to take Ring Road ,Moolchand Flyover & BRT Corridor or DND Flyover,” it said.
A Delhi Fire Service official told IANS a call was made at 4.42 p.m. that buses were set ablaze. ” We had sent four fire tenders which were also attacked by a violent mob,” the official said. “Our vehicle was damaged and two firemen were injured. They are in hospital.
“There is so much mob accumulation in the area that we have failed to reach the spot, and the traffic jam has also added to the problem.”
However, students and alumni of Jamia Millia Islamia denied any involvement in the violence that rocked South Delhi on Sunday. The Jamia Millia Islamia University Committee in a statement said, “We have time and again maintained that our protests are peaceful and non-violent. We stand by this approach and condemn any party involved in the violence,” They claimed that “violence by certain elements is an attempt to vilify and discredit genuine protests”.
A statement issued by the Jamia Milia University said that students were not involved in the burning of buses. “It is done by some outsiders who want to disrupt the peace in the university and the locality around it.” With IANS inputs.