Jamia protest intensifies after the police officials open lathi charge at the students

Smrithi Mohan
Dec 16, 2019 06:44 IST
Jamia protest

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:

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