indica News Bureau-
The protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) turned violent on Sunday during students’ protests in Delhi. Protesters torched four buses and two police vehicles as they clashed with police in south Delhi New Friends’ Colony. Police baton charged the protesters and used tear gas shells to disperse the violent mob before entering the varsity campus, detaining several persons allegedly involved in the violence.
According to a report of Indian Express, students of JMU alleged that they were “treated like criminals” by police.
They also alleged that police personnel pushed female students and no women officials were present. Forty people, including students, policemen and firemen were injured as violence erupted during a protest by Jamia students against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
According to students, police laid siege to the campus and those injured were not even allowed to get medical attention. Students said windows of the library were smashed and around 50-60 students were inside when policemen gheraoed it. “Some students hid in the basement to shield themselves. It was a scary situation as we sent out SOS messages to our friends and university officials.
Late on Sunday, as news of a brutal police crackdown on the Jamia Millia Islamia campus spread across the country, universities across the country joined in solidarity with Jamia.
As students of AMU gathered at the university gate and shout slogans in solidarity with students at JMU, the situation in Uttar Pradesh town descended into clashes between the protesting students and the police.
The Wire reported that more than 100 students were injured, with the police blocking ambulances from going inside the university and helping the wounded students.
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