At least three protesters, two in Mangaluru and one in Lucknow, were killed and many injured as anti-citizenship law protesters clashed with the police on Thursday in parts of India.
However, Mangaluru City Police Commissioner P S Harsha said two people were admitted in ICU and 20 police personnel were injured, reports Indian Express.
In Lucknow, one person was killed dead as the protests took a violent turn in the city. He was admitted with a gun shot injury at Trauma Center during the time of protests. However, it is not clear from whose gunshot he died. Police have denied that any firing was done from their end.
India's Home Ministry has called for an urgent meeting to review the security situation in the country.
In Delhi, a large number of protestors, including students and activists, gathered at the Jantar Mantar after they were not allowed to hold a demonstration near the Red Fort and Mandi House, where prohibitory orders have been imposed.
Many were detained, including historian Ramachandra Guha in Bengaluru, CPM leader Sitaram Yechury, Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan in New Delhi. All were released later.
Mobile internet connectivity was also shut down in parts of the national capital. With Delhi witnessing huge traffic snarls, IndiGo has canceled 19 flights due to its crew getting stuck in traffic jams, a statement by Delhi International Airport Limited said.