Heightened Security Measures and Flag Marches Implemented Across Delhi, Noida, and Assam Post CAA Enforcement Amid Concerns of 2020 Repeat

Police Deployed and Flag Marches Conducted in Delhi and Noida Following CAA Enforcement

In response to the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), police officers and paramilitary forces have been stationed in specific regions, and flag marches have been carried out in parts of northeast and southeast Delhi.

In northeast Delhi, Shaheen Bagh, Jamia, and other sensitive areas of the national capital, heightened security measures have been put in place by the Delhi Police following the notification of CAA rules by the Central government. Deployment of police officers and paramilitary forces has been focused in key areas, with scheduled flag marches in northeast and southeast Delhi.

Joy Tirkey, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) for North East Delhi, emphasized the importance of proactive security measures, stating, “Our experience in 2020 was unpleasant which resulted in heavy loss… We are doing a flag march for two days and will have an extensive flag march from tomorrow. Special care will be taken in sensitive areas through drones.”

Similarly, in Noida, the Gautam Buddh Nagar Police conducted a flag march to ensure public safety and reassure residents following the Centre’s announcement regarding the CAA.

Security measures have also been intensified in Assam and other parts of the country in response to the CAA notification. Authorities have heightened vigilance, with all police stations on high alert, barricades erected in major thoroughfares, and intensified patrolling in sensitive areas.

In Assam, opposition parties, including the All Assam Students Union and the United Opposition Forum, have voiced dissent against the CAA rules, with protests and demonstrations reported in various locations.

The implementation of the CAA rules marks the beginning of the process to grant Indian nationality to persecuted non-Muslim migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan who arrived in India before December 31, 2014.

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