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16/12/2019 1:10 PM IST

Photos From Jamia Millia Islamia Show Police Crackdown On Students

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition against police action tomorrow, "if violence stops".

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. 

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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: 

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Police personnel entered the Jamia campus on Sunday and students claimed they were asked to vacate campus with their hands raised. Chief proctor of Jamia Millia Islamia University said police entered the campus "by force".
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Reports say police beat up students and staff members and fired tear gas shells at the students in the library. 
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Several students were detained and taken to Kalkaji police station. After being released around 3 am on Monday, the students were taken to Apollo Hospitals. AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan said the students were injured and need proper medical attention. 
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Following the clashes, the “student community of JMI” said in a statement, “the students of Jamia Millia Islamia dissociate themselves from the violence that has erupted today… violence by certain elements is an attempt to vilify and discredit genuine protests.”
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Police said they entered the university only to control the situation. According to reports, police blocked the entry and exit gates of the university and also hurled smoke bombs. 
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Jamia Millia Islamia University postponed the semester exams and declared winter vacations from Saturday. The varsity will now open on January 6, 2020. 
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Students of Aligarh Muslim University protested against the police action in Jamia. AMU Registrar Abdul Hamid said the police entered the campus late Sunday night and clashes were reported from inside. The university has been closed till 5 January.
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Protests have erupted in several universities across India after the police crackdown on Jamia students. Hyderabad’s Maulana Azad Urdu University, Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru and West Bengal's Jadavpur University are among those who have come out in solidarity with Jamia students.