Delhi HC seeks Centre's stand on plea by injured student seeking probe into Jamia Millia Islamia violence on 15 December

Petition was filed by a Jamia student who lost vision in his one eye in the violence and is battling to save sight in the other

Press Trust of India February 11, 2020 14:48:26 IST
Delhi HC seeks Centre's stand on plea by injured student seeking probe into Jamia Millia Islamia violence on 15 December
  • Delhi HC sought Centre's response on plea seeking court-monitored probe into police crackdown at Jamia Millia Islamia on 15 December

  • Petition was filed by a Jamia student who lost vision in his one eye in the violence and is battling to save sight in the other

  • Petitioner has also sought directions to authorities to bear expenses of his treatment, to provide him permanent job commensurate with his qualifications

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought the Centre's response on a plea seeking a court-monitored probe by a committee or an SIT into the police crackdown at Jamia Millia Islamia on 15 December last year.

Delhi HC seeks Centres stand on plea by injured student seeking probe into Jamia Millia Islamia violence on 15 December

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A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to the Centre, Delhi government and police seeking their stand on the petition filed by a Jamia student who lost vision in his one eye in the violence and is battling to save sight in the other.

The petitioner, Md Minhajuddin, has also sought compensation commensurate with his qualifications for the injury suffered by him and also the registration of an FIR against police personnel involved in the incident.

The petitioner has also sought directions to the authorities to bear expenses of his treatment and to provide him a permanent job commensurate with his qualifications.

On 15 December last year, a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) near Jamia turned violent, with demonstrators pelting stones at police and setting public buses and private vehicles on fire.

Police later entered Jamia, firing tear gas shells and baton-charging students. Several students, including the petitioner, were injured in the police crackdown.

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