On Sunday, Delhi Police entered the Jamia Millia Islamia campus where students from the university were protesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Reports state that the police fired tear gas cannons in confined spaces including the library and lathi-charged students. At least 200 people were said to be injured during the protests.
Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, Najma Akhtar: There has been a strong rumour that two students died, we deny this totally, none of our students died. About 200 people were injured of which many were our students pic.twitter.com/3uGAAVJuri— ANI (@ANI) December 16, 2019
Wherever lights were switched off sexual abuse was shocking. Lights were switched off to prevent any recording in the CCTV cameras, but we are confident that some cameras would still have recorded sexual abuse. As to violence, the footage might run into several hours recording continuous assault.
- Harsh Mander and Choudhary Ali Zia Kabir
Read the complete statement here:
AP Siddiqui, Registrar of Jamia Millia Islamia, on reports that Police entered the mosque at the campus and also sexually assaulted girl students: Lot of rumours are being floated on social media. We can't confirm or deny all of them. https://t.co/sGBh7xNoVw— ANI (@ANI) December 16, 2019
We will file an FIR against the entry of Police in our university campus. You can rebuild the property but you cannot compensate for the things the students went through. We demand a high level inquiry.
- Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, Najma Akhtar