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6 killed in Uttar Pradesh violence

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NEW DELHI, Dec 20 - At least six persons died as violent clashes with police rocked Uttar Pradesh on Friday while thousands rallied in the National Capital and several other cities with Tricolour and �Save Constitution� banners as part of raging protests across States against the amended citizenship law and the proposed NRC, prompting the government to indicate it is ready to accept suggestions.

A car was set on fire in Delhi�s Daryaganj area and protesters hurled stones at security personnel near Delhi Gate, while police used water cannons and lathi-charged a large group of protesters to disperse the crowd.

Sporadic violence was reported from other parts of Delhi, Maharashtra and Karnataka-Kerala border areas as well, while authorities resorted to curbs on mobile Internet and SMS services in various regions, including in parts of UP, Karnataka and the National Capital. Some groups, however, offered roses to the police to underline peaceful nature of their protest.

Heavy security was deployed in all sensitive areas, including those where large-scale protests took place on Thursday that saw at least three deaths, including two persons killed in police firing in Mangaluru. One person died in Lucknow.

Taking the nationwide toll to at least 9 in two days, six persons were killed during protests at various places in Uttar Pradesh, where police retaliated with tear gas shells and rubber bullets after protests turned violent.

UP Director General of Police OP Singh told PTI that two people lost their lives in Bijnor and one each in Meerut, Sambhal and Firozabad. But officials reported a death in Kanpur as well. He said over 50 policemen were seriously injured. � PTI

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6 killed in Uttar Pradesh violence

NEW DELHI, Dec 20 - At least six persons died as violent clashes with police rocked Uttar Pradesh on Friday while thousands rallied in the National Capital and several other cities with Tricolour and �Save Constitution� banners as part of raging protests across States against the amended citizenship law and the proposed NRC, prompting the government to indicate it is ready to accept suggestions.

A car was set on fire in Delhi�s Daryaganj area and protesters hurled stones at security personnel near Delhi Gate, while police used water cannons and lathi-charged a large group of protesters to disperse the crowd.

Sporadic violence was reported from other parts of Delhi, Maharashtra and Karnataka-Kerala border areas as well, while authorities resorted to curbs on mobile Internet and SMS services in various regions, including in parts of UP, Karnataka and the National Capital. Some groups, however, offered roses to the police to underline peaceful nature of their protest.

Heavy security was deployed in all sensitive areas, including those where large-scale protests took place on Thursday that saw at least three deaths, including two persons killed in police firing in Mangaluru. One person died in Lucknow.

Taking the nationwide toll to at least 9 in two days, six persons were killed during protests at various places in Uttar Pradesh, where police retaliated with tear gas shells and rubber bullets after protests turned violent.

UP Director General of Police OP Singh told PTI that two people lost their lives in Bijnor and one each in Meerut, Sambhal and Firozabad. But officials reported a death in Kanpur as well. He said over 50 policemen were seriously injured. � PTI