The police crackdown on students of Jamia Millia Islamia University protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act on Sunday sparked demonstrations across the country. Students from Aligarh Muslim University, Hyderabad’s Maulana Azad Urdu University, Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai among others came out to protest.
The anger boiled over as the university confirmed that the Delhi Police stormed the campus. Vice chancellor of the university, Professor Najma Akhtar, said the police treated the students with “barbarity”. “The police entering the library and lathicharging innocent students who were studying is not acceptable to me,” she said in a video message.
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear petition against police action on students, “if violence stops”.
“We first want the rioting to stop. We have enough experience of knowing how rioting takes place, we know what the rights are. Just because people are throwing stones outside, it is not the reason for the Court to decide
Let the rioting stop first,” CJI Bobde was quoted as saying by Bar & Bench.
As the police claim that they “maintained restraint”, here are photos from outside the university from Sunday night: