Jamia Millia Islamia students and locals’ peaceful protest, against the recently formed contentious Citizenship Law, turned violent this evening when police assaulted them, reports said. The clash between locals and police happened near the Batla house chowk when protesters were marching towards the parliament street. Sources said some busses have been torched and public property has been vandalised. Reports said Police lathi-charged, used tear gas and water cannons over the protesters to control the situation.
PTI quoted a group of Jamia students stating disassociation with the violence during the protest against citizenship law. Soon after the incident, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said no one should be indulged in violence. Any kind of violence is unacceptable and the protests should remain peaceful.
Anti-CAA protest in Delhi: Students vacate Jamia Millia Islamia University hostels
On Saturday night, the students of Jamia Millia Islamia University were asked to march out of campus with hands up in the air. The students of IIT-Bombay also held a protest march in solidarity with Jamia. Today, many students started leaving from Jamia Millia Islamia University as the university is closed till January 5 following Sunday's violence.
IIT Bombay students join protest
Students protest outside police headquarters
Over the violence, students also protested outside Delhi police head quarters. After which, other Universities from across the country extended their support to Jamia students.
36 students detained
Reports said 36 students have been detained by Delhi Police. Some students have been admitted to hospital as they received serious injuries.
JMI VC Nazma Akhtar urges police to release the students
Jamia Millia Islamia Vice-Chancellor Nazma Akhtar urges police to release the students. She said that police has beaten students inside the library. Students were not involved in violent protest claimed JMI Vice-chancellor.
Students outrage against police action
Protesters outraged at Police Headquarters after the action taken against the students in Jamia Millia Islamia. Police officials said that they are in conversation with the students and soon everything will be under control.
Clash reported from AMU too
A similar incident of clash between students and police has been reported from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). Reports said tear gar has been fired by the Uttar Pradesh Police to dismantle the students.
#WATCH Aligarh: Police fire tear gas shells at protesters outside Aligarh Muslim University campus after protesters pelted stones at them. (Note: abusive language) #CitizenshipAmendmentAct pic.twitter.com/lUiXJUtkRx— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 15, 2019
Manoj Tiwari blames Amantullah Khan
The blame game over the Jamia incident has started now. BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari blamed AAP MLA Amantullah Khan for provoking protesters.
Schools to be closed on Monday
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has ordered to shut all schools in southeast Delhi on Monday, following the violent protest near Jamia University.
Watch: Delhi police firing
Chinmay Biswal, DCP, South Delhi, reported that 6 policemen have got injured in the clash. He said Police has used tear gas only and didn't fire. However, contradicting to his statement, videos that are doing round the internet shown policemen firing.
Jamia students share video
Students of Jamia Millia Islamia who are locked in the university campus shared a video saying that they scared and police is attacking, beating them without any reason.
Manish Sisodia accuses BJP of violence
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia reacted to the violence and accused BJP of scripting the violence. He said BJP has stooped to a new low in politics blaming BJP to manoeuvre the incident. He made it clear that the Aam Aadmi Party condemns such incidents.
ये फ़ोटो देखिए.. देखिए कौन लगा रहा है बसों और कारों में आग.. यह फ़ोटो सबसे बड़ा सबूत है बीजेपी की घटिया राजनीति का... इसका कुछ जवाब देंगे बीजेपी के नेता .. pic.twitter.com/8HvHC8epwn— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) December 15, 2019
Police shells tear gas at protesters
Latest visuals from outside Jamia Millia Islamia University where the clash between police and protesters took place.
Delhi: Police and protesters outside the campus of Jamia Millia Islamia University; tear gas shells fired at protesters by the police. pic.twitter.com/Zgs8uXoLvb— ANI (@ANI) December 15, 2019
Delhi Police opens up firing
Reports said apart from lathi-charge, tear gas and water cannons, the Delhi Police opened up firing at the crowd and some students got injured.
Magenta line metro affected
The entry and exit gates of the nearest magenta line metro Sukhdev Vihar Station, Jamia Millia Islamia, Okhla Vihar, and Jasola Vihar, Shaheen Bagh stations have been closed.
Delhi CM requests LG to take action
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal told media that he has spoken to Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to take cognizance of the matter.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: Spoke to Honourable Lieutenant Governor and urged him to take all steps to restore normalcy and peace. We are also doing everything possible at our end. Real miscreants who caused violence should be identified and punished. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/xChRoV8LpP— ANI (@ANI) December 15, 2019
Delhi Police entered Jamia forcefully
Jamia Millia Islamia University's chief proctor Waseem Ahmed Khan told the media that the Delhi Police has entered the campus without any permission forcefully. Students and university staff have been thrashed by the police.
A police officer got injured
A police personnel received injuries during the protest outside Jamia Millia Islamia University, said reports.
Kumars Vishwas slams Amantullah Khan
Dr Kumars Vishwas slammed Okhla MLA Amantullah Khan alledging of provoking protesters.
#WATCH Earlier today AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan was seen in the area in Delhi where violent protests took place, police sources tell ANI that they are investigating elements that caused violence. #CitizenshipAmendmentAct pic.twitter.com/3Guwak4sDJ— ANI (@ANI) December 15, 2019
Students locked inside university
Soon after the news for violence in protest surfaced, Jamia Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar appealed for peace. To which, one of the protesting student Miran Haider said many students have stuck inside the campus and would follow Constitutional, peaceful paths to protest.
Traffic diverted due to protest
Traffic coming from Badarpur and Ashram Chowk has been diverted to alternative routes and routes towards Jamia have been blocked.
Delhi Traffic Police issues advisory
Following the violent protest, the Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory to not to go towards Mathura Road opposite New Friends Colony.
Traffic Alert— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) December 15, 2019
Mathura Road opposite New Friends Colony both carriageways have been blocked by demonstrator.
Busses torched in Jamia Nagar
Busses have been torched in Jamia Nagar area, said reports. To control the situation police has fired tear gas and using water cannons, said report.
After the violence was reported from Jamia, where students were protesting against the contentious Citizenship Law, University students told PTI that they are not involved in violence.