Cops Use Tear Gas, Lathicharge as Jamia Students Protest Against Citizenship Law in Delhi

Over a thousand students were marching from the university campus in protest but the cops had put up barricades across the road halting their progress.

The Delhi Police on Friday used tear gas and lathicharge to break up a protest called by students of the Jamia Millia Islamia University against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act on Friday.

Over a thousand students were marching from the university campus in protest but the cops had put up barricades across the road halting their progress. The students accused the police of using force against them.

Students said that protesters started jumping over the barricades and this led to a physical clash with the police and the situation escalated from there. The police, however, claimed that students had pelted stones on the personnel, after which it had to disperse the protesting crowd.

Students at the university had also held two protest marches on Thursday evening and copies of the controversial bill were also burned at one protest.

Aligarh Muslim University, too, has witnessed protests over the Citizenship Amendment Bill, with students going on a “mass hunger strike” and boycotting dining halls. The police have registered cases against over 500 students of the university and internet services have also been suspended to control the situation.

Source: News18

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