After Assam and West Bengal, Delhi was the next destination where Citizenship Amendment Bill protest took a violent shape. The area around Jamia Milia Islamia University turned into warzone.
The protesting students clashed with the police. As many as three buses were burnt down by the protesters while several vehicles were vandalised. The incident took place near New Friends Colony in South Delhi. Around dozen of people along with several cops were injured.
It is reported that the students pelted stones at residential buildings and even hospitals. Cars, bikes were attacked. After and hour-long violence, the police then resorted to lathicharge and fired around 50 rounds of teargas shells.
In late night action against the protesting students, Delhi police entered the JMU campus. Several students were detained and were taken to Kalkaji and New Friends Colony police station. Jamia Millia Islamia Chief Proctor Waseem Ahmed Khan claimed that the Delhi Police entered the campus forcibly without any permission and beat up staff members and students who were forced to leave the campus.
All the detained students have been released however, Delhi Police has filed two cases against the students. The cases filed are for arson and rioting and damaging public property. At Jamia several students were taken to hospital after they were injured in clashes. Students were even paraded outside the campus by the Cops.
As the report of Police entering the Jamia Campus spread, students from Universities located at different parts of the country expressed their solidarity. In Aligarh University, the solidarity march organised by the students turned violent, as a result police resorted to lathi charge. AMU Administration has ordered the closure of the University till 5th January.
Police entered the Aligarh Muslim University on Sunday night when the clash broke out between students and the police. Police have started evacuating the campus and as per the UP-Director General of Police, the Campus will be evacuated completely by today and the students will be sent home.
In Aligarh, around 15 students have been arrested.