UP Police fire teargas shells at protesting Aligarh Muslim University students, smash motorbikes

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The Uttar Pradesh Police on Sunday targeted students from the Aligarh Muslim University by firing tear gas shells and smashing their motorbikes. A news flash by ANI said that police fired tear gas shells at the unarmed students, who were staging protests against the amended anti-Muslim Citizenship Act.

Aligarh Muslim University

Videos broadcast by NDTV showed personnel from the Uttar Pradesh Police vandalising motorbikes parked inside the AMU campus.



Abdul Hameed, the registrar of the AMU, said that no classes or examination will be held till 5 January. This came after Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia university campus too was shut down after the Delhi Police forcibly entered the university and allegedly committed largescale violence against the students.

News agency PTI quoted Hamid as saying that the AMU hostels were being evacuated as clashes were reported from inside after police entered the campus. Elsewhere, Aligarh DM Chandra Bhushan Singh told ANI that the internet services had been suspended from 10 pm tonight to 10 pm tomorrow in the Aligarh city, in view of the protests by Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students over ongoing protests.



 

On Friday, the administration in Aligarh had suspended internet services in view of the protests planned against the amended Citizenship Act.

Students across the country have been staging protests against the Narendra Modi government’s decision to enact the anti-Muslim Citizenship Act. The Act provides natural citizenship to every single non-Muslim living in India illegally.

 

 

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