Citizenship Act protests LIVE Updates: CPI(M) leaders D Raja, Sitaram Yechury detained in Delhi’s Mandi House

New DelhiCitizenship Amendment Act (CAA) Protest Today Live News Updates: Protests erupted in several states Thursday against the Citizenship Amendment Act despite prohibitory orders imposed by the police. In Bengaluru, historian Ramachandra Guha was taken into custody along with at least 100 others during a protest at the Townhall. In Delhi, Yogendra Yadav was detained from Red Fort, where another protest was being staged.

Over 40 students of the University of Hyderabad were taken into preventive custody by the Telangana Police this morning while on their way to join protests against the new citizenship act in the city. In other news, 17 students from Madras University were detained last night and released near midnight for protesting the new Act.

In Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party workers are staging a protest outside the Vidhan Sabha.

Samajwadi Party leaders protested outside the UP Vidhan Sabha against the Citizenship Amendment Act on Thursday. The leaders were seen holding placards and shouting slogans.