1 killed in fresh violence in UP's Rampur during anti-CAA protest

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New Delhi : One person has been killed in the fresh violence in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur town during the anti-CAA protest on Saturday, said police.

Protesters shouted slogans and indulged into stone pelting clashes with the police officials at around 11am. The act continued for at least two hours, said the police officials.

Amid stone pelting by the protesters, the police force enforced lathi charge and reiterated with tear gas shells to take the situation under control.

The additional director general of police Avinash Chandra reached the spot and is camping there to control the situation.

The violence erupted after the administration refused to give permission for a demonstration following a call for protest by Muslim clerics.

The clerics, however, appealed to people not to assemble and hold any protests. But by that time, people had gathered at Hathi Khana Chowk in Rampur and violence followed.  

The violence in Rampur comes a day after several parts of the state burned in the fire of violence against the CAA.

Five people were killed in Meerut, two each in Kanpur, Bijnore and Firozabad and one each in Muzaffarnagar, Sambhal and Varanasi. An eight-year-old boy was killed in Varanasi after a lathi-charge by police led to a stampede.