protests in jamia
Protests in Jamia Millia Islamia.

On Monday Morning, The Delhi High Court refused to list the urgent plea seeking action against Delhi police in connection with the use of excessive force against students of Jamia Millia Islamia University last night.

The matter was mentioned before a division bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and C Hari Shankar in the backdrop of violent protests which erupted in Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University yesterday over the newly enacted Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

The court, while refusing to grant an urgent hearing into the matter, directed the petitioner Rizwan Nazmi to approach it through its registry instead.

On Sunday, Delhi Police stormed inside the Jamia campus, lathi-charged students and used tear gas on the students sitting in the reading room, who they believe was responsible for the destruction of property during anti-CAA protests. Several students were injured while 50 students were detained at the KalkaJi Police station.

As per reports, Jamia Millia Islamia Chief Proctor Waseem Ahmed Khan has claimed that the Delhi Police entered the campus forcibly without any permission and beat up the staff members and students, who were forced to leave the campus.

Reports suggest the detained Jamia students have now been released.

However, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear matters concerning violent incidents at Jamia Millia Islamia and similar violent incidents at Aligarh Muslim University on Tuesday provided the protests stops immediately.

 

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