Students at Jamia protest took to the streets to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill but things got out of control as police took action against them.
Days after the Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed by the government, the country has seen a growing protest against the same. Students from Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh have been protesting against the amendment bill. The Delhi police reportedly entered the Jamia University and opened lathi charge and threw tear gas at students. Several students were injured in the incident. Two FIRs were also filed with the Delhi police over the damage of property. While several students were arrested and detained the internet connection in Aligarh and Meerut was cut down. The video of police firing and students bleeding circulated on the internet and this added up to the commotion. The police commissioner claimed that the protesters were peddling stones at the officers and blocking roads at the time of protest and this forced the police officers to take action and throw tear gas at them. The students of Jamia university will be allegedly evacuated and sent home according to Uttar Pradesh's DGP Om Prakash Singh.
Take a look at the videos and updates from the Jamia protest:
Internet services which were to remain suspended till today morning, have been extended for another 24 hours, in 10 districts (Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh,Charaideo,Sivasagar,Jorhat,Golaghat, Kamrup (Metro)&Kamrup) of Assam. #CitizenshipAmendmentAct— ANI (@ANI) December 16, 2019
Delhi: Two FIRs over property damage and riots have been registered by Police in connection with violence during protests in Jamia Nagar area yesterday. pic.twitter.com/mVV7iBsyjB— ANI (@ANI) December 16, 2019
A petition was mentioned in Delhi High Court seeking intervention in Jamia incident through judicial inquiry by this Court. Petition said the 52 detained and injured students should be given proper medical attention and compensation.— ANI (@ANI) December 16, 2019
AMU और जामिया के पूर्व छात्रों के संगठनों की ओर से भी नागरिकता कानून के खिलाफ सुप्रीम कोर्ट में याचिका दायर। वकील महमूद पराचा का कहना है कि दिल्ली पुलिस हिंसा में शामिल है।#ReporterDiary (@mewatisanjoo)— आज तक (@aajtak) December 16, 2019
अन्य वीडियो: https://t.co/mf6keLW7vJ pic.twitter.com/LPm5fLnR3l
The court refused to give an urgent hearing and asked the petitioner to approach the Court through registry https://t.co/7TPoC0OnDc— ANI (@ANI) December 16, 2019
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Senior advocate Indira Jaising mentioned Jamia Millia Islamia&Aligarh Muslim University incidents before a bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde. Jaising asks SC to take suo motu cognizance of the issue saying'It's a very serious human rights violation all over the country.' pic.twitter.com/ikIxzuLgLP— ANI (@ANI) December 16, 2019
Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, 'We will determine the rights but not in the atmosphere of riots, let all of this stop and then we will take suo motu cognizance. We are not against rights and peaceful demonstrations' https://t.co/gAF5Va7HKo— ANI (@ANI) December 16, 2019
Superintendent of Police Lucknow, Kalanidhi Naithani: There was stone pelting for about 30 seconds when around 150 people had come out to protest and raise slogans. Situation is normal now. Students are going back to their classrooms. #CitizenshipAmendmentAct pic.twitter.com/FiFe1b6Ee9— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 16, 2019
Watch | Heavy protests have gripped #Assam and #Tripura after the Citizenship Bill was passed by Parliament on Wednesday. Vehicles remained off the roads and schools were shut down as protesters took to the streets.#CABBill2019https://t.co/N394F61odT pic.twitter.com/0NVny8bpKq— The Hindu (@the_hindu) December 12, 2019