Jamia Millia Islamia students gherao vice-chancellor’s office, demand registration of FIR against Delhi Police for last month's violence

Hundreds of Jamia Millia Islamia students gheraoed Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar's office on Monday, demanding registration of an FIR against Delhi Police in connection with last month's violence on the campus

Press Trust of India January 13, 2020 14:55:48 IST
Jamia Millia Islamia students gherao vice-chancellor’s office, demand registration of FIR against Delhi Police for last month's violence
  • Hundreds of Jamia Millia Islamia students 'gheraoed' Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar's office on Monday, demanding registration of an FIR against Delhi Police in connection with last month's violence on the campus

  • Among other demands, they also want the university to reschedule examinations and ensure the security of students

  • The students barged into the office premises after breaking the lock on the main gate and raised slogans against the Vice-Chancellor

New Delhi: Hundreds of Jamia Millia Islamia students gheraoed Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar's office on Monday, demanding registration of an FIR against Delhi Police in connection with last month's violence on the campus. Among other demands, they also want the university to reschedule examinations and ensure the security of students.

The students barged into the office premises after breaking the lock on the main gate and raised slogans against the VC. Akhtar tried to pacify the students and said attempts were being made to file an FIR but it has not been registered yet. The Vice-Chancellor said she has raised the matter with the government and has also sought legal course in the matter.
She said security has been doubled on the campus.

Angry students claimed that notices were given to vacate the hostel post the violence, a charge denied by Akhtar. Saeed Fahad, a student, said FIRs have been registered against those who were demanding their rights during protest. The real accused are still at large, he said referring to the police crackdown.

Adil, an engineering student, said not even a single FIR has been filed in connection with last month's violence.

On 15 December, protestors torched four public buses and two police vehicles as they clashed with police in New Friends' Colony near Jamia Millia Islamia during a demonstration against the amended Citizenship Act, leaving nearly 60 people including students, cops and fire fighters injured.

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