Soon after violence erupted in south Delhi near Jamia during a protest against the amended Citizenship Act, police entered the Jamia Millia Islamia campus and blocked the university gates to nab some protestor who had entered the premises to hide.
Jamia Millia Islamia Chief Proctor Waseem Ahmed Khan has said that Delhi Police personnel entered the university by force without any permission and beat up staff members and students who were forced to leave the campus.
Police said they entered the university campus only to control the situation, after protesters indulged in violence near New Friends’ Colony area in south Delhi.
Condemning the police action, university vice chancellor Najma Akhtar said students who were inside the library have been taken out and are safe.
Soon after violence erupted in south Delhi during a protest against the amended Citizenship Act, police entered the Jamia Millia Islamia campus and blocked the university gates to nab some “outsiders” who had entered the premises to hide, sources said.
“Police entered the campus by force, no permission was taken. Staff members and students were beaten up and forced to leave the campus,” the chief proctor said.
Escorted by police, youths could be seen coming out of their hostels with their hands raised. Some of them claimed the police also entered the library and “harassed” the students.
Both the Jamia Millia students’ community, as well as the Teachers’ Association, have disassociated themselves from the violence and arson that took place near the university Sunday afternoon.