As India has imposed a ban on public gatherings to combat the impact of coronavirus the Indian police broke up the longest-running silent protest against the citizenship amendment act (CAA).
Dozens of people, many of them women, have been protesting against the new citizenship law on a street in the Shaheen Bagh neighborhood opposing the law to be discriminatory against Muslims.
Hundreds of police in riot gear surrounded the protesters early on Tuesday and told them to leave the protest and follow the order to avoid public gatherings.
Nine people have been detained, six of them women for resisting the police, without any violence.
India till now has reported 471 cases of coronavirus but health experts have warned that a big jump is imminent, which would likely overburden the underfunded and crumbling public health infrastructure which would be unable to handle and so imposing the ban of a public gathering of more than four people at a time was inevitable.