Mangaluru turns into virtual fortress ahead of Wednesday's protests against CAA, NRC

The cops are on high alert as this protest comes less than a month after the police opened fire on anti-CAA protesters, killing two persons.

Published: 15th January 2020 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th January 2020 09:05 AM   |  A+A-

Cops attend a roll call session at Nehru Maidan in view of Wednesday’s anti-CAA event at Adyar in Mangaluru | Rajesh Shetty Ballalbagh

By Express News Service

MANGALURU: Over 3,000 police personnel have been deployed in Mangaluru city in view of Wednesday’s protest against CAA, NRC and NPR, organised by Muslim Central Committee at Kannur-Adyar on the outskirts of Mangaluru.

According to organisers, about 1 lakh people from Dakshina Kannada and Udupi are expected to take part in the protest.

The cops are on high alert as this protest comes less than a month after the police opened fire on anti-CAA protesters, killing two persons.

The police force deployed in the city includes one ADGP, one DGP and 11 SPs, 18 ASPs, 100 DySps, 300 police inspectors, 500 police sub-inspectors and others. The organisers said that it is a peaceful protest. 

Vehicles diverted 

Vehicles leaving Bengaluru towards Mangaluru will be diverted at Melkar-BC Road via Konaje-Thokkottu-Mangaluru. 

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