Since the Citizenship amendment Bill has been passed by the Parliament, protests against it has become quite raging in the last few days. First the protests went through the roof in Assam and now the Capital of India has joined in.
Universities of Jamia Islamia and AMU has gone on high level protests against the CAB but the attitude of Police against them has been pathetic. Police officials launched a full blown attack against the students which left quite a few students injured. Authorities at Jamia Millia Islamia University on Monday termed Sunday’s police crackdown against its students as a “war-like situation” and demanded a high-level probe into the incident. The Federation of Central Universities’ Teachers’ Associations (FEDCUTA) also demanded a judicial enquiry into the matter to be done by a sitting judge.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Monday launched a sit-in protest at the India Gate in New Delhi against the beating of students in public universities by police. Several opposition leaders, including Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, and public personalities were critical of the police action on students at Jamia Millia Islamia University yesterday.
50 students were released by the police on Monday who were detained during protests at the Jamia Millia Islamia University against the contentious law in New Delhi. While 35 of them were released from the Kalkaji police station, the remaining 15 were released from New Friends Colony. Over 100 people, including students, policemen and firefighters were injured, after cops lobbed teargas shells inside the college campus, forced their way in, and allegedly dragged students out of the library and the mosque, and assaulted them.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed concerns over the “deteriorating law and order situation” and sought an appointment with Union Home Minister Amit Shah regarding the current situation.
Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called for a mega rally in Kolkata to protest against the citizenship law.