After the Delhi Police entered the campus of Jamia Millia Islamia University, where students had been protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), and fired tear gas cannons and lathicharged students to disperse the protests, students from across the country have come out in solidarity with Jamia students.
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) were one of the first ones to come out in support of Jamia University students.
A large number of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students gathered against the Delhi Police to stop violence in Jamia Milia University.
Delhi Police was slammed by students from the Maulana Azad University.
In Mumbai, students from Tata Institute of Social Sciences and IIT Bombay carried out peaceful protests expressing solidarity with Jamia students.
Students from Patna University were not behind in extending their support to Jamia students and clashed with police over the action against Jamia students, reported The Print.
Jadavpur University in Kolkata took out a protest march at midnight. Aliah University located in the New Town area of the city also held a silent protest.
A midnight student procession was also witnessed in Varanasi by Banaras Hindu University (BHU) students expressing their solidarity with Jamia students.
Students of Pondicherry University also slammed Delhi Police over its actions against Jamia students.
Students from the Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama (Nadwa College) in Lucknow also hit the streets to expressed solidarity with students from Jamia and AMU, a Times of India report mentioned.
A number of students were brutally thrashed and were grievously injured, the videos of which are doing the rounds on social media.
As many as 50 students from the university were detained at two different police stations – Kalkaji and New Friends Colony. 35 of them were released were the Kalkaji police station, the remaining 15 were released from New Friends Colony police station.
They were released late on Sunday night in the wee hours of Monday.
The videos doing the rounds on social media are heart-wrenching.
Jamia Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar says that FIR will be filed against the entry of police.
“We will file an FIR against the entry of police in our university campus. You can rebuild the property but you cannot compensate for the things the students went through. We demand a high-level inquiry,” Akhtar said in a press conference on Monday.
“The beating of the students inside the library primarily is not acceptable. There should be an inquiry into this incidence. Whatever has happened is not acceptable. The university property was damaged, who will pay for this loss. More than that this is taken an emotional toll on the students,” she added.