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“Police had no permission, will file FIR”: Jamia V-C Nazma Akhtar support students

Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, Najma Akhtar said We will be filing an FIR against the entry of Police on our university campus

New Delhi: Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University, Nazma Akhtar on Sunday said that police action against students took place because of confusion which occurred when protestors opposing the citizenship Act entered the campus after clashing with police outside.

“There was no call for agitation by students of the Jamia University On Monday. According to the information I received, a call had been given by members of the surrounding colonies nearby university to march towards Juliana, who carried out the agitations. They clashed with the police and got inside the campus by breaking gate of the University and they entered hostel and library,” Akhtar said. “In the library,  students were sitting and the police could not differentiate between the real wrongdoer and therefore some students were injured in the ensuing action by the police,”. Akhtar added that apart from students, staff and guards of the university had also been injured in the incident and it had led to damage of property.

Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, Najma Akhtar said We will be filing an FIR against the entry of Police on our university campus. You can rebuild the property but you cannot compensate for the things the students went through. We demand a high level of the probe.

Akhtar said “Our guards and some staff members have been injured in the action and the disturbance, there has been damage to the university property as well with many window panes being broken amongst others. However, our primary concern is students, and the university is taking care of their treatment,”.
“I hope that such an incident never happens again,” she added.

Earlier today, the Delhi police had denied the allegation of police taking action against students of Jamia Millia Islamia, DCP, South-East Delhi, Chinmoy Biswal had said, “The campus is not compact. It is located on both sides of the road. While we were pushing the crowd back, they were going to the university and then were throwing stones from inside. So we were checking those places.” The police official also claimed that no bullets were fired by the police during the course of controlling the protest. The protesters had set DTC buses on fire near the Bharat Nagar area after demonstrations turned violent. Protestors also vandalized a fire tender that was sent to douse the fire and injured two firemen inside the vehicle. Damage to other buses and vehicles was also caused by the protestors.

Meanwhile, Police have taken control of the situation and fire tenders have been rushed to control the damage caused in different areas. Cops also detained protesters from outside the Jamia Millia Islamia’s gate number one. Earlier Police PRO MS Randhawa had said that a section of the crowd had turned violent and started pelting stones on the police near houses. Due to which police were forced to resort to baton charge and firing tear gas shells. “The situation is under control currently, I will tell the people of Delhi to not pay attention to rumors. Delhi Police is observing the situation and we have ample forces to control the situation. We will soon identify the anti-social elements and take stringent action against them,” Randhawa said.

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