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Detained Jamia Millia Islamia University students released

Detained Jamia Millia Islamia University students released

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Dec 2019, 03:18 am

New Delhi/IBNS: The police on Monday said students of Jamia Millia Islamia University, who were detained during the protests in the national capital on Sunday, have been released.

They were kept in the police station for nearly six hours.

A protest against the new citizenship law in the national capital on Sunday took an ugly turn when demonstrators attempted to march towards arterial south Delhi roads and were stopped by the police.

The police reportedly resorted to lathi-charge and fired tear gas shells as protesters allegedly started to pelt stones and smash vehicles in the area.

Police said at least four DTC buses were set on fire by the agitators.

Following the clashes, the police entered the university campus and detained several students. While 35 were detained at Kalkaji police station, 16 were detained at the New Friends Colony (NFC) police station near the varsity, reported Hindustan Times.

Chinmoy Biswal, deputy commissioner of police (south-east) was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times, “35 students detained at Kalkaji police have been released.”

According to some Jamia students, 15 students at NFC police station were also released, reported the newspaper.

Following the day of protest, all government and private schools in southeast Delhi near Jamia University will remain shut on Monday.

Showing solidarity with the students of Jamia University, students of Kolkata's Jadavpur University, Moulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), in Hyderabad, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi also demonstrated late on Sunday night.

The demonstration turned violent at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) as students reportedly clashed with the police.

The Aligarh Muslim University is shut for the winter break till Jan 5.

With all examinations postponed, the university will now reopen on Jan 6.

Following the violence, the authority has suspended internet services in Aligarh for 24 hours.

Several parts of India have witnessed massive protests following the passage of the new citizenship law by the Indian government last week.