Monday, 16 December 2019

CAA Protests LIVE: Stone-pelting reported in Lucknow’s Nadwa college, cops on standby;Jamaat-e-Islami Hindi seeks judicial probe into police action against students

CAA Protests LIVE: Stone-pelting reported in Lucknow’s Nadwa college, cops on standby;Jamaat-e-Islami Hindi seeks judicial probe into police action against students

Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) Protests, Jamia, AMU Today Live News Updates: At least 100 people, including students, policemen and firefighters were injured, after cops lobbed teargas shells inside the college campus during a demonstration against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

By: Express Web Desk | Lucknow, New Delhi |Updated: December 16, 2019 12:27:29 pm
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Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) Protests Today Live News Updates: Taking note of the violence in the wake of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests, the Supreme Court agreed to hear on Tuesday a batch of petitions on the condition that all rioting must stop. Chief Justice S A Bobde passed the remark after advocate Indira Jaising claimed that students across varsities were forced to take hide in washrooms to escape police action.
As many as 50 students, who were detained during protests at the Jamia Millia Islamia University against the contentious law in the national capital, were released in the wee hours of Monday. While 35 of them were released were the Kalkaji police station, the remaining 15 were released from New Friends Colony. Over 100 people, including students, policemen and firefighters were injured, after cops lobbed teargas shells inside the college campus, forced their way in, and allegedly dragged students out of the library and the mosque, and assaulted them.
This is the second flare-up in the National Capital after 27 people were detained following clashes with police during a protest against the law last Friday outside the campus, involving Jamia students and local residents. Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called for a mega rally in Kolkata to protest against the citizenship law.
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12:27 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Jamaat-e-Islami Hindi seeks judicial probe into police action against students
Jamaat-e-Islami Hindi, an Islamic organisation, also condemned the police action against the Jamia students. In a statement today, the body's president Syed Sadatullah Hussaini said, "All this blatant violence was carried out without the permission of the university authorities." Also referring to the violence at Aligarh Muslim University, the body said, "We demand an independent judicial probe of this incident and punitive action against errant police personnel. We express our solidarity with the student community who are fighting for their constitutionally guaranteed democratic right of dissent and urge all justice-loving citizens of our country to support the students of JMI, AMU and others in their fight for justice."
12:21 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
No one allwoed inside Nadwatul Ulama in Lucknow: DGP
On incidents of stone-pelting in Lucknow's Nadwatul Ulama college, DGP OP Singh told PTI, "Some students of Nadwatul Ulama here tried to protest and hurled stones from inside. They were prevented and no one is allowed to come outside the campus." He added that no one was injured in the protest. "Senior officers including District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of Police are on the spot," he said.
12:05 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Delhi Minorities Commission seeks report on Jamia violence
The Delhi Minorities Commission today sought information from the students and others injured in the Jamia protests.
11:57 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
I stand with Constitution, won’t take lessons on nationalism from Sangh: Bhim Army chief
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad Sunday lashed out at the Centre for the police action on the students of Jamia Milia Islamia and said the government cannot rule this country based on Sangh agenda. Stating that the Indian Constitution gives equal rights to all the communities to live in the country, he said, “I do not need to take lessons on it from Sangh Parivar, it is in my blood.” Talking to indianexpress.com, Azad said he was the rakshak (guard) of the Constitution and wanted the protesters to know that he was sitting there to protect their democratic right to protest. “I am not a Dalit neta, I stand with the Constitution. When any force goes against this Constitution and resort to atrocities on anybody, I stand with the oppressed… (today) I stand with Jamia,” he said. “Just as the students were beaten up in JNU before, this time, its Jamia… So, I am here to let them know I am here to protect their right to protest. This is their democratic right and I won’t let it be curbed.”
11:56 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
UP CM Yogi Adityanath appeals for peace
In a late-night appeal, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath urged people to maintain peace and harmony and eschew rumours, after protests broke out in certain parts of the state, including at Aligarh Muslim University. According to PTI, in a statement past Sunday midnight, Adityanath said, 'People should not pay any attention to the rumours about Citizenship Amendment Act being spread by some vested interests.' He also said the state government was committed to provide security to every citizen of the state. 'For this, it is necessary that everyone follows the law. Nobody will be allowed to disturb the atmosphere of peace in the state,' he said.
11:53 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Maulana Azad National Urdu University students protest in Hyderabad
Maulana Azad National Urdu University students protests against the citizenship law in Hyderabad.
11:47 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Bengaluru: Protests underway at Indian Institute of Science
In Bengaluru, the All India Democratic Students Organisation (AIDSO) will stage a protest in Town Hall at 4 pm. Meanwhile, protests are underway at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.).
11:44 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Lucknow: Stone-pelting reported in Nadwa college, police on standby
In Lucknow, incidents of stone-pelting were reported from Nadwa college. A heavy police force has been deployed outside the campus.
11:43 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
CAB, NRC are weapons of mass polarisation unleashed by fascists: Rahul Gandhi
"The CAB and NRC are weapons of mass polarisation unleashed by fascists on India. The best defence against these dirty weapons is peaceful, non-violent Satyagraha. I stand in solidarity with all those protesting peacefully against the CAB and NRC," Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
The CAB & NRC are weapons of mass polarisation unleashed by fascists on India. The best defence against these dirty weapons is peaceful, non violent Satyagraha. I stand in solidarity with all those protesting peacefully against the CAB & NRC.
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11:37 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
There should be peaceful protests: Kishan Reddy
Union minister of state for home affairs G Kishan Reddy told reporters, "I condemn the violence in the national capital. There should be peaceful protests. You should not indulge in violence and property destruction." 
11:34 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Jamia violence: Two cases filed by Delhi Police
Two cases have been registered in connection with Sunday's violence at Jamia Millia Islamia and adjoining areas, according to Delhi Police, PTI reported. "One case has been registered at Jamia Nagar Police Station and another case registered at New Friends Colony Police Station," a senior police official said.
11:31 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
IIT students plan protest for December 19
"Last night, we held protests despite refusal of permission from the authorities. We were then approached by the associate dean of student affairs, George Mathew, asking why we are protesting so late. We argued that if the students are getting brutally attacked in campuses, we cannot stay silent," an IIT Bombay student said. The IIT students will stage a protest on December 19 at Girgaum Chowpatty. 
11:26 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Mumbai: TISS students boycott classes, field work
To protest against Sunday's violence, students from Tata Institute of Social Sciences today decided to hold a march from TISS main gate to Ambedkar Garden in Chembur. The students have also decided to boycott classes and field work.
11:06 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Jamia, AMU violence: Want rioting to stop first, cannot be bullied like this, says Supreme Court
As the lawyers, including advocate Indira Jaising, gathered in court 1 of Supreme Court to discuss Sunday's violence, Chief Justice S  A Bobde said, "Let rioting stop first. If you want to take to the streets, do that, but then don’t come to the court." "The only thing we want is that rioting must stop. We are not to be bullied like this. We are not against peaceful demonstrations but we can't allow people to go on streets, indulge in rioting," the top court said.
10:58 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Supreme Court takes note of Jamia violence
Taking note of damage of public property and rioting during the students' stir, the Supreme Court today agreed to hear on Tuesday a batch of petitions alleging violence against peaceful student protesters.
10:49 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Delhi HC declines urgent listing of plea against police action on Jamia students
The Delhi High Court today refused to give an urgent hearing of a petition against police action on the Jamia students. The bench headed by Chief Justice D N Patel declined the prayer for listing it today itself.
10:45 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Kerala stands against Citizenship (Amendment) Act: CM Vijayan
"The present atmosphere has been created by BJP-RSS, they are trying to implement their agenda. The situation in the country is volatile. Kerala is standing together against the citizenship law," Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was quoted as saying by ANI.
10:37 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Jamia students leave for home

Jamia students leave for home on Monday. (Express photo/Tashi Tobgyal)
10:36 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Jamia students stage protest against police action
A group of Jamia Millia students stood shirtless in the bone-chilling cold outside the university gates this mornign to protest against the police action against their colleagues. Slogans of "inquilab zindabad" rent the air as the group of around 10 students, accompanied by their fellow colleagues, took out a small march. "Our colleagues have been beaten up badly. The policemen entered bathrooms, libraries and beat up girls. Our protest is against the goons called Delhi Police," said a research scholar who did not want to be identified.
10:25 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Kerala: CM Pinarayi Vijayan, opposition leaders protests against citizenship law
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Leader of Opposition in the assembly Ramesh Chennithala at a joint protest against the citizenship law on Monday. The protest will also be joined by workers belonging to the LDF.
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Leader of Opposition in the assembly Ramesh Chennithala at a joint protest against
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09:47 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Jamia institute to address media at 11.30 am
Jamia Millia Islamia is likely to hold a press conference today at 11.30 am on the police action against university students.
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09:43 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Situation tense in Jamia Millia Islamia, many students decide to leave for home
The situation in Jamia Millia Islamia remained tense on Monday morning and many students decided to leave for their homes, sources told PTI. According to sources, the situation continues to be tense with many women students preferring to leave the campus for their homes. Many students feel they are not safe even inside the campus. The varsity had declared winter vacation from Saturday till January 5 and even postponed the exams.
09:39 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Protests break out in Kerala against police action on Jamia students
The DYFI, youth wing of the CPM, and KSU, the student wing of the Congress, conducted marches to the Raj Bhavan in Thiruvananthapuram late Sunday night around 11:30 pm to protest against the police atrocities on Jamia students in Delhi. As they broke barricades and attempted to enter the Raj Bhavan premises, police used water cannons to disperse the crowd. Several students were injured in the incident. Trains, including the Malabar Express, were stopped at various places like Ernakulam, Palakkad, Kannur and Kozhikode. The protests were led mainly by youth organizations and youth fronts of political parties.
09:20 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Mamata calls for mega rally in Kolkata against citizenship law, NRC
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a mega rally in Kolkata today to protest against the Citizenship Act and National Register of Citizenship. "It will begin at 1 pm near the statue of Babasaheb Ambedkar on Red Road and end at Jorasanko Thakurbari. Come, let us all, every section of society, join this people’s movement in a peaceful manner within the ambit of law," she tweeted.
A mega rally will be held today in to protest against unconstitutional & . It will begin at 1pm near the statue of Babasaheb Ambedkar on Red Road & end at Jorasanko Thakurbari.(1/2)
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09:17 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Maulana Azad National Urdu University decide to boycott exams
In Hyderabad, the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) Students' Union decided to boycott the examinations. "Due to protests by MANUU students against Delhi Police regarding the attack on JMI as well as AMU students, the students of MANUU are boycotting the exam," the letter read.
09:02 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Gaurav Gogoi expresses solidarity with Jamia, other protesting students
Congress MP from Assam Gaurav Gogoi expressed solidarity with the protesting students. He tweeted, "To the students of Guwahati University, Cotton University, Jamia Milia, Jadavpur, Delhi University, BHU, IIT and many more. You have become the face of the fight for decency, humanity and justice. You have my support." 
To the students of Guwahati University, Cotton University, Jamia Milia, Jadavpur, Delhi University, BHU, IIT and many more. You have become the face of the fight for decency, humanity and justice. You have my support.
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09:00 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Mobile internet services suspended in Saharanpur
In Saharanpur, mobile internet services will remain suspended starting from 12 pm of December 15 until further orders, in order to maintain law and order, the district magistrate announced.
08:31 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Delhi Traffic Alert: No vehicular movement from Sarita Vihar to Kalindi Kunj
As a precautionary measure following Sunday's protests, Delhi Police has shut traffic from Sarita Vihar to Kalindi Kunj. "Traffic movement is closed from Sarita Vihar to Kalindi Kunj, Road No. 13A. Motorists heading towards Delhi from Noida are requested to take Mathura Road, Ashram and DND and those coming from Badarpur side take Ashram Chowk," it announced on Twitter.
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Traffic movement is closed from Sarita Vihar to Kalindi Kunj, Road No. 13A. Motorists heading towards Delhi from Noida are requested to take Mathura Road,Ashram and DND and those coming from Badarpur side take Ashram Chowk.
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08:20 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Few universities are in the news for the wrong reasons: Venkaiah Naidu
Without making any direct comments, Venkaiah Naidu took a jibe at the protests in JNU and the ongoing protests in Jamia Milia Islamia against the new Citizenship law and said, “I am very happy that by and large out of 1,000 universities, 990-plus universities are maintaining peace. Few universities are in the news for the wrong reasons — somebody is trying to celebrate Afzal Guru, somebody is trying to create unnecessary controversies, somebody is trying to establish different systems of clash between teachers and students. We are all one and we should work together. There should be no hatred and everybody should maintain harmony. We must redirect ourselves to raise the standards of our universities and maintain the cultural ethos of our country.”
08:17 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Universities must not turn into political battlegrounds: Venkaiah Naidu
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, while addressing students and faculty members at the convocation ceremony of Sardar Patel University in Vallabh Vidyanagar on Sunday, appealed that universities must maintain discipline and decorum and not turn into political battle grounds. “Everyone present here and those watching the convocation, it is my appeal to all that universities must maintain discipline, decorum, decency, commitment to the values, to the heritage, to the culture. Universities should not be used as political battle ground, or by extremist elements,” he said.
08:04 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
This is the Indian youth, it will not be suppressed: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
The Congress general secretary also alleged that the government was afraid of the voice of the people and it was trying to suppress the youth, their courage and resolve with its hollow dictatorship. "Modi ji, do hear out that this is the Indian youth, it will not be suppressed and you will have to listen to their voice sooner than later," Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said.
07:49 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Centre making its presence felt through oppression on students, journalists: Priyanka Gandhi
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra accused the Modi government on Sunday of being "cowardly" as it feared to hear the voice of people and was making its presence felt through "oppression" on students and journalists. In a tweet late on Sunday night, she said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have to listen to the voice of the youth sooner than later as his government was trying to suppress their voice and courage with its "hollow dictatorship". "Students are being beaten by sneaking into universities of the country. At a time when the government should listen to the people, the BJP government that time is making its presence felt in the North East, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi through oppression on students and journalists. This government is cowardly," the Congress general secretary said, using the hashtag "Shame".
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07:46 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Entry, exit gates of Delhi metro opens, services resume
Meanwhile, the entry and exit gates of all the metro stations in the surrounding areas have been opened and normal services have resumed. "Security update: The entry and exit gates at all stations have been opened. Normal services have resumed in all stations," Delhi Metro Rail Corporation announced on Twitter.
Security Update

Entry & exit gates at all stations have been opened.

Normal services have resumed in all stations.
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07:36 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Jamia students thank supporters, appeal for peaceful protests
The Jamia students also extended their gratitude to students who lent their support from other varsities. "As the Jamia community, we are thankful to students from other universities and members of civil society who have come out in our support and those who are still protesting across the country. We are thankful to the section of the media who have stuck to the fact. We appeal to the people of India to continue to protest the onslaught on our rights in a peaceful manner," the statement read. 
07:26 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
No amount of diversion tactic will stop us from protesting:Jamia students
"We reiterate that we stand by every peaceful protest on Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizenship happening across the country. No amount of diversion tactic will stop us from protesting against discriminatory and anti-democratic laws. We appeal to you to be cautious of the attempts being made to term the protests communal. We must remain united. We request people to not share unverified information. However well-intentioned they may be, they can discredit a noble movement being spearheaded by students," the statement by the Jamia students read.
07:16 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
'Arbitrary and discriminatory': Jamia Milia Islamia students condemn violence
In a statement released early this morning, the students and alumni of Jamia Milia Islamia expressed concerns over the violence that broke out on Sunday evening. "Today’s protest by Jamia students was peaceful and was confined to the campus. Jamia students condemn the violence, including that by the police. The attack on mediapersons is heinous and Jamia students were not involved. We condemn the highhandedness of the police. It was arbitrary and discriminatory and was an attack on a sacred space of a democratic society. Action must be taken against the policemen who indulged in violence," the statement read.
06:27 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Day ends with fresh protest in heart of Delhi
Hundreds of students, teachers and civil society members gathered at the old police headquarters at ITO Sunday night to protest against police action at Jamia Millia Islamia earlier in the day. CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat, CPI’s D Raja, Congress’s Kirti Azad and Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar were among the protesters, which included students from JNU and Delhi University. Read more here
06:14 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Jamia under siege, students are target
What turned into a riot-like situation near Jamia Millia Islamia by Sunday evening had begun as a ‘community march’ against the new citizenship law by students in the afternoon. As the march gained momentum with locals joining in, the situation spiralled out of control within hours. Students of Jamia Millia Islamia have been protesting against the new law on campus since Friday. On Saturday, a ‘united general body meeting’ was held with members of all major student organisations on campus to decide the future course. Read more
06:04 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Manish Sisodia suggests bus set on fire under police watch, cops say they were putting out flames
As buses and cars were set ablaze in and around New Friends Colony, a political war broke out between the BJP and AAP, with each accusing the other of perpetrating violence. Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and leader of opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta alleged that the violence was sparked under the leadership of AAP Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan, a claim the latter denied. Read full story
05:52 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   
Caught on video: Cops assaulting women at Jamia protests
After a video emerged of police assaulting a group of protesters comprising mainly women, two of those who were hit spoke to The Indian Express about the incident. They were at Alshifa hospital, where many of those injured were being treated. Ayesha Renna, 22, a history student at Jamia Millia Islamia, and Ladeeda Sakhaloon, 22, a BA Arabic student were among those who were seen getting thrashed by policemen. They were part of the protests near NFC. Read more
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Elsewhere in the country, protests spilled over to a third day in West Bengal where at least 15 railway stations and two local trains were vandalised, while an internet clampdown continued in Assam, where the agitation first turned violent last week.
In Delhi, the day started with students of Jamia organising a “community march” to mobilise people for a Parliament march “in the near future” and inform local residents about the new law, which grants citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians, Jains and Parsis — but not Muslims — who entered the country from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan until December 31, 2014.
However, as the crowd swelled, a section of protesters grew restive and insisted they march to Parliament today itself. Violence broke out when some protesters tried to reach the Ring Road but were stopped by police from going further.
The situation on the campus escalated around 6.45 pm, when police personnel in riot gear dragged out four-five students and beat them with lathis before putting them inside a bus. Teargas shells were simultaneously lobbed inside the campus as protesters retaliated by hurling stones at personnel gathered at the gates.
At around 7 pm, over 100 students were taken out of the campus in a line with their hands in the air. They said they had been brought out from the central library.
University authorities, meanwhile, dissociated themselves from the protests and said local residents were indulging in stone-pelting and arson.
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