Politics 23 dead as anti-CAA protests grow across the country Updated : December 23, 2019 06:23 AM IST Nine people died in clashes with police in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, said state police spokesman Pravin Kumar. He said most of the victims were young people but denied police were responsible. Six people were killed during clashes in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, and police said Saturday that over 600 had been taken into custody since then as part of “preventive action." The backlash against the law marks the strongest show of dissent against the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he was first elected in 2014. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.