Nationwide student solidarity against Police brutality at Jamia Campus

Students from Mumbai, Bangalore, Kerala, Chennai, BHU, Delhi university, Jadhavpur university have come out in solidarity to students of Jamia university and against citizenship amendment act.

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Student fraternity across the country came out to support students of Jamia Millia University and to protest against the police brutality against the JMI students and citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

The police crackdown on protestors followed by beating students and staff has sent shock waves across the country and Delhi police are getting widespread condemnation of their actions. Police action left many students injured and hospitalised.

Today several university campuses carried out march and demonstrations condemning the police action.

Jamia VC has called for FIR against Delhi police for entering the campus without permission and using teargas inside the library.

The first students to take to the streets were from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) who started a protest as soon as news of Jamia incident got out. The students’ protest clashed with the police who fired teargas shells and lathicharged protesters, who they accused of pelting stones. Internet was suspended in Aligarh after the incident from 10 pm on Sunday to 10 pm on Monday. At least 60 AMU students have been injured.

The Jamia and AMU crackdown led to midnight outrage as students from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Delhi University were joined by others in holding a massive protest at the Delhi Police Headquarters in ITO.

Today students took out to streets or had a sit-in protest, demonstrations from Uttar Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Pondicherry, Bangalore, West Bengal, and Maharashtra and other places.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hit the streets of Kolkata on Monday along with thousands of party members and vowed not to allow the proposed country-wide and the amended Citizenship Act in West Bengal.

Students of Jadavpur University also took out protests against CAA as well as in solidarity with students at JMI, Aligarh Muslim university and Delhi university.

Later the same night, there were angry demonstrations at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi and the Jadavpur University in Kolkata with demands that the government take action against police assault.

Student organisations also took out protests in Pondicherry against Delhi police brutality inside the campuses.

Protests at maulana Azad national urdu UniversityHyderabad against CAA and demanding strict action against the Delhi police.

Students led by the leftist students’ organisation DYFI also hit the streets in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram and kannur, kerala in solidarity with Jamia Protests.

Former IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan, who resigned from his job to protest against abolition of article 370 in kashmir also lent his support for Jamia students and raised voice against the citizenship amendment Act.

 

 

IIT Bombay and Tata Institute of Social Sciences lent solidarity to the protests in Mumbai by taking out rallies and shouting “Shame on Delhi Police”.

The premiere institutions — IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras and IIT Bombay — are not the regular ones to join protests and usually stay away from agitations. But this time they came out in support of the students of Jamia and AMU.

 

Students at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, also joined the protest. A student leading the protests said, ” To work in this climate for a government that not only threatens us with de-citizenship but also dehumanises us when we try to raise our voice, is to submit ourselves to enslavement.”

Students from jamia Millia University carried out silent protest today in Delhi.

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