Jamia Protests: 10 Arrested For Violence, None of Them Are Students

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Investigations on the protests at different places are at its speed, which took place on Sunday (15.12.2019). Ten people got arrested in connection with the violent protests between the Delhi Police and students of Jamia Millia Islamia University on Tuesday (17.12.2019). Among those arrested, none are students and have a criminal background, the police said.

Earlier on Monday, the Delhi Police lodged an FIR against 15 people for their suspected involvement in the protests that took place on Sunday. The activists had set ablaze four buses near New Friends Colony, injuring at least six policemen and two fire brigade personnel. Locals of the Sarai Julema are in Jamia Nagar and had allegedly clashed with police. The situation turned critical when the police got into action. Several Jamia students are also said to have been injured in the clash.

Because of this violence around 100 students were also detained by the police but were released later.

Chinmoy Biswal, Delhi Commissioner of Police South East, Spoke to the media and said that a mob of around 2,000 people turned violent and targeted public transport buses. This mob was violent. In this massacre violence, 6 policemen have been injured in the stone-pelting. Yet the activists are to be identified.

He had also defended the police action to for the charge of lathi charge on the protesters, the senior Delhi Police official said that the cops were only trying to move the mob back in order to re-establish law and order in the area. Biswal revealed that the police did not target any students of Jamia Millia Islamia.

He also gave reply to the query for police’s decision to enter Jamia Millia Islamia premises, He said that the university campus is widespread and it is located on both sides of the road when the police were trying to control the protesters many of them entered the university and started throwing stones at police. This forced the police force to enter the campus and check those activists.

Jamia Milia University said students were not involved in the burning of buses. It is done by some outsiders who wanted to disturb the peace in the university and the locality around it.

The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday, the filed petition against police action on students of Jamia and Aligarh Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh during the anti-Citizenship Act protests on Sunday. The apex court agreed to hear the petition after looking to the allegation on the high-handed police action against students and had also sent retired judges to the two universities to probe into the matter deeply.

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