Delhi police start a process to clear the blocked section of Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh

NEW DELHI: Police began the process of cleaning the Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch in Delhi, which was blocked for a month by people protesting the amended citizenship law, officials said Tuesday.

The measure came after police ordered investigating traffic restrictions on this stretch.

Police have begun the process of clearing a road in Shaheeen Bagh, near Jamia Milia Islamia. Police are following the policy of persuasion instead of forcing to clear the busy arterial road, a government official said.

Authorities said police will speak with the body of merchants, religious leaders and community elders to end the blockade.

Many people were uncomfortable due to the closure of the road, as it broke a direct link with the satellite city Noida.

On Tuesday, the Delhi high court ordered city police to investigate traffic restrictions on the Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch, which has been closed for almost a month due to protests against the act, taking into account the Greater public interest.

Meanwhile, police examined eight suspects, including the president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union, Aishee Ghosh, for his alleged involvement in violence at the first institute, the official said. On video: