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Supreme Court's hearing on violence against Jamia, AMU students tomorrow

Supreme Court's hearing on violence against Jamia, AMU students tomorrow

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Dec 2019, 05:50 am

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the petition on the violence against students at Delhi's Jamia Milia University and Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh Muslim University.

The Supreme Court has said, "Students have no right to riot. We will not hear the case if rioting does not stop."

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 Jamia Milia 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.

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.