The Jamia Millia University administration has accused the Delhi Police of committing brutalities against students by forcibly entering the campus and causing mayhem. Jamia’s official Twitter handle quoted the university’s Chief Proctor Waseem Ahmed Khan as saying, “@DelhiPolice have entered the campus by force, no permission was given. Our staff and students are being beaten up and forced to leave the campus.”
The allegation by the university authorities comes immediately after videos of cops entering the campus and committing brutalities went viral. Several buses and other vehicles were set on fire after police allegedly attacked protesters peacefully opposing the recently passed anti-Muslim Citizenship Act in south Delhi.
#BREAKING ; Waseem Ahmed Khan, Chief Proctor, @jamiamillia_ University: @DelhiPolice have entered the campus by force, no permission was given. Our staff and students are being beaten up and forced to leave the campus.@ArvindKejriwal @LtGovDelhi @CPDelhi
— Jamia Millia Islamia (@jamiamillia_) December 15, 2019
Earlier a senior officer of the Delhi Police was quoted as saying, “Our only interest is to push the mob back, so law and order can be restored in the area. We have no problem with university (Jamia Millia Islamia University) students.”
Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that both private and government schools in Okhla, Jamia, New Friends Colony and Madanpur Khadar area of Delhi will remain closed on Monday in view of today’s violence.
Meanwhile, several people have claimed that at least three Jamia students had died in today’s attack. Although the news has not been confirmed by authorities.
My friend is stuck in Jamia, has sent me some videos.
According to him It’s emergency in Jamia, one JMI student named Shakir Kota ( Department not known for now) has been killed.
— Chowkidar Nirav Modi (@niiravmodi) December 15, 2019
#DelhiPolice have killed two students in Jamia. Going somewhere with other people!
Rushing into the library and killing girls by entering hostel rooms.
Enough now, we will decide the end.
— Anil Verma (@AnilVerrma) December 15, 2019
Two students from Jamia and one girl student is killed from Delhi Police….. pic.twitter.com/Iq1YoKcPYv
— Arjumand (@Arjuman26087795) December 15, 2019
MS Randhawa, PRO Delhi Police said on the rumours of death during protests at Jamia Millia Islamia, “I will tell the people of Delhi to not pay attention to such rumours. Delhi Police is monitoring the situation.”
MS Randhawa, PRO Delhi Police on rumours of a death during protests at Jamia Millia Islamia, today: I will tell the people of Delhi to not pay attention to such rumours. Delhi Police is monitoring the situation. pic.twitter.com/zrQk3eNERp
— ANI (@ANI) December 15, 2019
One reporter, Bushra Shaikh, told news agency ANI that she was covering the protests for the BBC when they (police) took away her phone and broke it. “A male police personnel pulled my hair. They hit me with a baton&when I asked them for my phone they hurled abuses at me.I didn’t come here for fun,I came here for coverage,” she was quoted as saying.