A nationwide shutdown was called on January 29 in India by the Bahujan Kranti Manch and other organizations against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).
During this shutdown, several incidents were witnessed across the country such as the protesters blocked a railway track at Kanjurmarg station in Mumbai, a protest was staged by the members of Bahujan Kranti Morcha in Kolhapur and Amravati in Maharashtra, in Pune over 250 protesters were detained in the city over their protest, the protesters had blocked the national highway in Vasai where police officials resorted to mild lathi-charge in Hutatma Chowk, Palghar, one person was killed and three others were critically injured in Jalangi area in Murshidabad, West Bengal after the clashes turned violent, people were injured after stones were pelted on them in Gujarat, the protesters in Yavatmal vandalized vehicles and attacked the shopkeepers and many similar incidents were reported during this day-long nationwide shutdown.
Transport remained largely unaffected during this shutdown whereas the transport services were only affected in some areas for a short period of time. Shops and business establishments remained closed in Muslim/Dalit pockets in and around the country, major trading centers, schools, colleges, bus-taxi services, and offices functioned normally.
Police officials were deployed throughout the country to maintain law and order. Later on, the shutdown was called off and the next day i.e on January 30 everything turned into normalcy.
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