Jamia Milia Islamia/ VC’s charge – police entered campus without permission, roughed up students; Delhi Police respond – Used minimum force

New Delhi: Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar gave a statement on Monday about the fierce demonstration against the citizenship law at Jamia Milia Islamia University. She said – the police forcibly entered the university campus without permission. Students who were sitting in the library were beaten up, in which 200 students were injured. We will file an FIR against the police.

She said – For the first time on Friday, Jamia’s children took out a procession. To prevent those who were coming from outside, the police put barricades at Jamia’s gate. We prevented them from putting up barricades. Some outsiders had entered the campus. The police went after them.

The Vice-Chancellor said- We were all sitting inside and were ready to help the police. But they started hitting students with sticks. They didn’t ask me or the registrar. Our students were in the library. The policemen hit them with sticks there. The children were intimidated. The university suffered greatly.

The V-C said that the university will file an FIR against the police for entering the campus and roughing up students who were studying in the college library. She also said she will push for a high-level inquiry into the incident.

We showed maximum restraint, say police: The Delhi Police said that it used “maximum restraint, minimum force” while dealing with the students who were protesting against the new citizenship law on Sunday.

“Yesterday, the protest happened around 2 pm, where locals also participated. Our staff showed maximum restraint and used minimum force despite provocations. Around 4:30 pm some protesters went towards Mata Mandir Marg and set a bus on fire,” Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa said on Monday.

He also said that Crime Branch has been roped in to probe the two cases (Jamia Nagar and New Friends Colony) and it will investigate it from all angles.

Action will be taken against whoever is involved in this incident, he added.