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Jamia, AMU protests LIVE Updates: After Jamia, lathicharge by cops at AMU; protest outside Delhi police headquarters, Oppn slams Centre

Jamia, AMU protests LIVE Updates: Soon after the violence in South Delhi during a protest against the amended Citizenship Act, police entered the Jamia Millia Islamia campus and blocked the university gates to nab the miscreants.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |Updated: December 16, 2019 12:08:07 am
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Jamia, AMU protests LIVE Updates: The Delhi Police on Sunday evening entered the campus of Jamia Millia University after protests against Citizenship Act turned violent in South Delhi. They resorted to tear gas shelling and lathicharge inside the campus after tensions erupted in Sarai Juleina and Mathura Road earlier in the day. According to police, four buses were allegedly set on fire after which four fire engines were pressed to service to douse the flames. Schools in South East Delhi and Noida will remain shut on Monday.
According to Delhi Fire Service, students of Jamia Millia Islamia University blocked the way of one of the fire tenders and damaged it. Two firemen were also injured in the violence, they said. Delhi Traffic Police said in a tweet that the vehicle movement was closed from Okhla Underpass to Sarita Vihar due to the agitation. Vehicles coming from Badarpur and Ashram Chowk were diverted to alternative routes due to the blockade. Jamia Millia Islamia, Okhla Vihar, Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh, Vasant Vihar, Munirka, RK Puram, Patel Chowk, Vishwavidyalaya, GTB Nagar and Shivaji Stadium Metro stations were closed in view of the situation prevailing in the national capital. Follow overall Citizenship Act protests LIVE Updates
Meanwhile, students and alumni of Jamia Millia Islamia denied any involvement in the violence that rocked South Delhi on Sunday. The Jamia Millia Islamia University Committee in a statement said, “We have time and again maintained that our protests are peaceful and non-violent. We stand by this approach and condemn any party involved in the violence,” They claimed that “violence by certain elements is an attempt to vilify and discredit genuine protests”.


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Protests against Citizenship Act turn violent as agitators clash with the police near in Jamia Nagar, AMU. Follow LIVE Updates.


00:06 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   

Noida schools to remain closed tomorrow
Shiv Nadar school will remain closed. Other schools in Noida have also announced a holiday tomorrow.
00:04 (IST)16 DEC 2019
   

Scene outside Delhi Police headquarters
Visuals from the protests outside Delhi Police headquarters late on Sunday night.

People protesting outside Delhi Police headquarters on Sunday. (Express Photo by Abhinav Saha)

23:49 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Police could not differentiate between protesters and students inside library: Jamia University VC
Najma Akhtar, VC of Jamia Millia Islamia said that police could not differentiate between the protesters and students sitting in the library, and many students were injured. "There was so much ruckus that police couldn't take permission. I hope for peace and safety of our students," she said.
23:41 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Patna: Dozen policemen injured in NRC, CAB protest
About a dozen policemen were injured as a group of unidentified protesters marching against the NRC and the citizenship law clashed with the police and later torched a police picket and about 10 motorcycles, four of which belonged to mediapersons. As there was no prior permission for the procession, the police tried to stop them. Over 50 protesters started pelting stones, injuring a dozen policemen. Patna District Magistrate Kumar Ravi said: “Police had to use teargas and mild force to disperse the mob. We are seeing CCTV footage to identify protesters.”
23:34 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

TISS students protest against atrocities on Jamia, AMU students
23:24 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Outside the Delhi Police headquarters
Below are the visuals from the protests outside the Delhi Police headquarters. 
23:12 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

In solidarity with Jamia Milia right now, says Asaduddin Owaisi
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi said that an independent judicial inquiry should be set up to investigate into the incident. 'In solidarity with Jamia Milia right now. Delhi Police should release all the students in police custody and tell us the number of students injured due to police brutality,' he said. 
In solidarity with Jamia Milia right now@DelhiPolice should release all the students in police custody & tell us the number of students injured due to police brutality

An independent judicial inquiry should be set up to investigate into the incident

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22:43 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Shriram Millennium School (TSMS) Noida, to remain closed tomorrow
Shriram Millennium School (TSMS) Noida will remain closed tomorrow.
22:42 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Every drop of blood spilled will need to be answered for in the days to come: DMK President
DMK president M K Stalin said, "Every drop of blood spilled will need to be answered for in the days to come."
Shocked to see visuals of brutal attacks on students in Jamia Milia and Aligarh Muslim University.

Every drop of blood spilled will need to be answered for in the days to come.

BJP Govt must reconsider in the face of widespread, continuous protests.

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22:39 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad arrives at the protest in Delhi's ITO
Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad arrives at the protest in Delhi's ITO.
22:36 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

All India forum of save education forum calls for students strike in Delhi on Monday
Save education forum condemned Delhi Police action on Jamia students. In a statement, they said, 'All India forum of Save Education condemns the barbaric act by Delhi Police on the students of Jamia. In a shameful manner, the central government has unleashed violence on people who are protesting against the divisive communal Citizenship Amendment Act. Let it be Jawaharlal Nehru University or Jamia Milia Islamia Delhi, students have been met with unimaginable state violence. Unprovoked lathi-charge, tear gas firing, the open firing had made hundreds of students injured and many of them are in critical condition. We believe this is a planned attack on education to further silence people who are holding an opposite view with the government. Educational institutions can not be turned into a military occupied zone. The internal democracy and the right to free speech have to be upheld. Tomorrow we'll give Student Strike in all Delhi.'
22:32 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

26 Jamia students were admitted in hospital, most discharged: Spokesperson
Father George PA, spokesperson of Holy Family Hospital said, "We received about 26 university (Jamia Millia Islamia) students who suffered minor injuries. Most of them have been discharged now. Two police personnel have also been admitted with head injuries, maybe due to stone-pelting."
22:30 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Brinda Karat demands Jamia be freed of police
Brinda Karat arrives at the protest in front of the Delhi police headquarters in ITO. "Is it possible for someone to enter a university without the permission of the home minister? Police have entered the campus and libraries. We are not supportive of violent protests but police action is unacceptable. We demand that Jamia be freed of police presence and action be taken against those responsible,"
22:22 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

AMU closes early for winter vacation in wake of prevailing situation
AMU closes early for winter vacation in wake of prevailing situation. Was supposed to close on December 22. University to reopen on January 6.
22:18 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

CPI MP D Raja, environmentalist Bhavreen Kandhari at protest in ITO
CPI MP D Raja, environmentalist Bhavreen Kandhari at protest in ITO.
22:14 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

NSUI to protest against police lathicharge on Jamia students
NSUI will protest against Home Minister Amit Shah and the lathicharge on Jamia students by Delhi Police on Monday.
22:10 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Clashes break out in Aligarh Muslim University
Clashes have also broken out in Aligarh Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh. Police have taken to lathicharge and tear gas shelling in the area.
22:07 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Gates of Pragati Maidan, Delhi Gate, ITO, IIT Metro stations closed: DMRC
Entry and exit gates of Pragati Maidan, Delhi Gate, ITO, and IIT Metro stations closed, says DMRC.
22:04 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

JNUTA demands action against police officials behind violence in Jamia
JNUTA demanded action against the police officials responsible for the "illegal violence". "The JNUTA is extremely concerned about the students who have been injured in the action and of reports that those detained are being denied necessary medical treatment and legal help. The JNUTA demands action against the Police officials responsible for the illegal violence unleashed today," JNUTA said in a statement
22:02 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Police breached all limits: JNUTA
"It is also to be noted that the Police have made it a practice to block legitimate democratic protests to create the conditions for unleashing brutal police action. Exactly the same thing happened today and the action that followed was of a particularly extreme kind even by Delhi Police standards. Male and female students were attacked indiscriminately breaching all the limits the Police are supposed to be bound by," JNUTA said.
22:01 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

JNU teachers' association condemns entry of police in Jamia campus
JNU teachers' association (JNUTA) condemned the entry of the police in Jamia campus. In a statement, the body said, 'The JNUTA condemns the unauthorised entry of the Delhi Police into the Jamia Millia Islamia campus and the orgy of violence inflicted by them across the campus on students and others. The alleged incidents of arson outside the University by unknown miscreants provide no justification for the police excesses against hundreds of students who have been engaged in a peaceful protest.'
21:51 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Watch Video | 'Delhi Police Jamia Chhodo': Protesters raise slogans in front of Delhi HQ in ITO
Watch Video | 'Delhi Police Jamia Chhodo': Protesters raise slogans in front of Delhi HQ in ITO
21:48 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Appealing to Amit Shah to order police to be humane: Shashi Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor condemns police action in Jamia. "I can’t believe that any Indian government will do this to its own youth. Appealing to Amit Shah to order the police to be humane," he says in a tweet.
21:42 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

'Delhi Police Jamia Chhodo': Slogans raised in front of Delhi HQ in ITO
Protests begin at Police Headquarters in ITO. Protesters raise slogan, "Delhi Police Jamia Chhodo (Delhi Police leave Jamia)."
21:31 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

JNU students march towards Police headquarters in ITO
JNU students march towards Police headquarters in ITO to stage a demonstration against coercive action of the police on Jamia students
Students of JNU are are going to ITO in large numbers. @CPDelhi @DelhiPolice stop the violence against students at JMI immediately.

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21:19 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Gates of GTB Nagar and Shivaji Stadium closed
Entry and exit gates of GTB Nagar and Shivaji Stadium are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations.
21:13 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Gates of Vasant Vihar, Munirka, RK Puram, Patel Chowk and Vishwavidyalaya closed
Entry and exit gates of Vasant Vihar, Munirka, RK Puram, Patel Chowk, and Vishwavidyalaya Metro stations are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations.
21:07 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Private and public schools in southeast Delhi to remain closed Monday: Manish Sisodia
All private and public schools in southeast Delhi will remain closed tomorrow, said Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia. He said the decision has been taken in view of the current situation in the city.
21:04 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Four buses, two police vehicles torched: Delhi Police
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) Chinmoy Biswal said four buses and two police vehicles were torched during the protest, adding six policemen were also injured. Stones were pelted from inside the varsity at police personnel, forcing them to use teargas to disperse the 'violent mob', PTI quoted Biswal as saying.
20:46 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Road outside Jamia cleared; Stones, burnt two-wheelers remains scattered
Visual shows the road outside Jamia Millia Islamia University cleared. Stones and burnt two-wheelers can be spotted on the apparently empty road.
20:40 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Situation under control, some detained: Delhi Police
Delhi Police said that the situation is under control at Jamia university. "It was a violent mob, some of them were detained," PTI quoted a Delhi Police official as saying.
20:37 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Jamia VC condemns police action on students
Jamia VC Najma Akhtar condemned police action on Jamia students. "Students who were inside the varsity library have been taken out and are safe," PTI quoted Akhtar as saying
20:22 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Injured students being taken out of campus in ambulance
An Ambulance has been spotted inside the Jamia campus to take out injured students.
20:14 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Student injured as police beat him up while offering Namaz
Among those who were injured in the alleged coercive measures used by the police was a first-year student of Jamia Millia Islamia University. He said that he was offering Namaz when the police entered the mosque and beat him up.
20:05 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

JNU students' body calls for emergency demonstration at 9 pm in front of Police Headquarters
JNU students' union (JNUSU) has called for an emergency demonstration. "All students and citizens of Delhi are appealed to assemble at Delhi Police Headquarters, ITO at 9.00 PM tonight to ensure that the undeclared emergency in Jamia is lifted immediately. JNU students are appealed to mobilize immediately and assemble at Sabarmati Dhaba at 8.30 pm," JNUSU said in a statement.
20:00 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Lights inside Jamia campus have been switched off
As per latest reports, lights inside Jamia campus have been switched off
19:52 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Harrowing time for commuters as protests against Citizenship Act turn violent in Delhi
Commuters had a harrowing time while commuting to and from in South Delhi as traffic virtually came to a standstill in several areas due to violent protests against the amended Citizenship Act. There were long queues of vehicles on Mathura Road, Ashram, Okhla, Sukhdev Vihar, Sarita Vihar, and road leading to Jamia Millia Islamia University, reported news agency PTI. The Delhi Metro also closed four stations, leading to further inconvenience to commuters.
"Motorists coming from Badarpur side are advised to take Modi Mill flyover from CRRI towards Nehru Place and those coming from Ashram Chowk side are advised to take Ring Road, Moolchand flyover and BRT Corridor or DND flyover," Delhi Traffic Police said in a tweet.
19:42 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Real miscreants who caused violence should be punished: Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal said to have urged LG to take all possible steps to restore normalcy in Jamia Nagar area. "Spoke to Hon’ble LG and urged him to take all steps to restore normalcy and peace. We are also doing everything possible at our end. Real miscreants who caused violence shud be identified and punished," he tweeted.
Spoke to Hon’ble LG and urged him to take all steps to restore normalcy and peace. We are also doing everything possible at our end. Real miscreants who caused violence shud be identified and punished.

19:39 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Staff, students beaten up by police, alleges Jamia chief proctor
Waseem Ahmed Khan, Chief Proctor, Jamia Millia Islamia University confirmed that the police entered the campus. 'Police have entered the campus by force, no permission was given. Our staff and students are being beaten up and forced to leave the campus,' he said.
; Waseem Ahmed Khan, Chief Proctor, @jamiamillia_ University: @DelhiPolice have entered the campus by force, no permission was given. Our staff and students are being beaten up and forced to leave the campus.@ArvindKejriwal @LtGovDelhi @CPDelhi

19:30 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Hundreds paraded out of Jamia campus with their hands in air
Hundreds of protesters were paraded out of Jamia campus with their hands in the air. The police claimed that they have nabbed some "outsider" who were indulging in violence. 
19:39 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Staff, students beaten up by police, alleges Jamia chief proctor
Waseem Ahmed Khan, Chief Proctor, Jamia Millia Islamia University confirmed that the police entered the campus. 'Police have entered the campus by force, no permission was given. Our staff and students are being beaten up and forced to leave the campus,' he said.
19:30 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Hundreds paraded out of Jamia campus with their hands in air
Hundreds of protesters were paraded out of Jamia campus with their hands in the air. The police claimed that they have nabbed some "outsider" who were indulging in violence. 
19:22 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Police, protesters pelt stones at each other
Both the protesters and the police have taken to stone-pelting at each other.  Tear gas being fired again.
19:15 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

All varsity gates closed
Total chaos on Jamia campus. All the varsity gates have been closed. Students are being asked to leave the protest site.
19:03 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Police enter the Jamia campus, drag students out of mosque
The police entered the Jamia campus and dragged students out of a mosque inside the campus.
18:58 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Violent protests organised by area residents, not by students: Jamia students' body
The Jamia students and alumni association clarified that the violent protests that erupted on Sunday were organised by the people living in the area. "On today’s violent incident in the vicinity of JMI it is clarified that it happened during the protest organised by the people of the nearby areas and not by JMI students. The university has already declared winter vacation and postponed semester examination after 13 December incident. A large number of students staying in hostels have already left and the Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar appealed to the students to maintain peace," they said in a statement.
18:47 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Entry, exit gates of four metro stations in South Delhi closed
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation closed the gates of the Sukhdev Vihar Metro station on Sunday evening in view of the violent protest in southeast Delhi against the amended Citizenship Act. Entry and exit gates of Jamia Millia Islamia, Okhla Vihar and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh have also been closed with no trains halting at these stations, reported PTI.
18:43 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Explosions can be heard inside and outside the campus
18:35 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Groups of locals and students hurling stones at police
According to reports, groups of locals and students are being seen to hurl stones at police. Huge explosions are being heard of inside and outside the campus.
18:29 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appeals for peace
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed for peaceful protests. In a tweet, Kejriwal said, 'No one should indulge in violence. Any kind of violence is unacceptable. Protests should remain peaceful.'
18:23 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Tear gas shells lobbed inside Jamia campus
Delhi Police lobbed tear gas inside the varsity campus.
18:21 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Protesters reach Ghaffar Manzil Road and Batla House
The crowd of protesters entered Ghaffar Manzil road and Batla House where the police were seen to chase them.
18:08 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Jamia Milia Metro station closed
Jamia Milia station also closed. A huge crowd has gathered near the station.
18:01 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Sukhdev Vihar Metro station gates closed after arson
As advised by Delhi Police, entry and exit gates of Sukhdev Vihar Metro station and gate no. 3 of Ashram Metro station have been closed. Trains will not be halting at Sukhdev Vihar.
18:00 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Jamia teachers' body condemn violence
Jamia  Millia Teachers' Association too condemned the violence witnessed on Mathura road and Sarai Juleina. In a statement released by the teachers' body, they said,  'Jamia Teachers' Association condemn the violence in south Delhi, outside Jamia Millia Islamia. JTA is not part of any such violence. JTA also appeals to students, if any, to keep away from such direction-less protest lead by local political leaders. Jamia practices and preaches peace. JTA condemn all sorts of violence near Jamia or anywhere in India. An emergency meeting of the extended Executive Committee is called in JTA office at 11:00 am on Monday (16.12.2019) to discuss the misuse of Jamia's name in the protests. Please make it convenient to attend the same.'
17:58 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Buses set ablaze in Jamia Nagar
Violence in Jamia Nagar. (Express Photos)
17:54 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Jamia students deny involvement in violence
The students and alumni of Jamia Millia Islamia denied being involved in any kind of violence. The Jamia Millia Islamia University Committee in a statement said they  'disassociate themselves from the violence that has erupted today'. 'We have time and again maintained that our protests are peaceful and non-violent. We stand by this approach and condemn any party involved in the violence. We have maintained calm even when students have been lathi-charged and some women protestors have been badly beaten up. Media personal are a witness to these events. Violence by certain elements is an attempt to vilify and discredit genuine protests. We appeal to everyone to share this message.'
17:49 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Firemen at work in Jamia Nagar
Firemen at work in Jamia Nagar
17:49 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Firemen try to douse flames after two buses were set on fire
Firemen try to douse flames after two buses were set on fire.
17:45 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

Former MLA Asif Mohammad dragged in front Jamia gate no. 1
Former MLA Asif Mohammad was dragged in front of the gate of Jamia Millia Islamia University by the protesters.
17:43 (IST)15 DEC 2019
   

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Protests by Jamia students had turned violent on Friday after they were stopped by police, leading to stone-pelting by a section of protesters and lathicharge by police personnel, who also used teargas shells. While the protest initially appeared to have ended by evening, students did not move away from the streets. On Saturday, too, protests continued, albeit at a smaller scale. Jamia Millia Islamia Metro station was closed for entry and exit for an hour in the evening.
Following this, the varsity postponed all its examinations and declared holidays till January 5. “The winter vacation is declared from December 16 to January 5. The university will reopen on January 6. All examinations are hereby postponed. The rescheduled examination will be notified by Controller of Examinations on the website of the university in due course,” said Registrar A P Siddiqui in a notice.

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