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10 Arrested for Jamia Violence, None Students

In Nation
December 17, 2019

Ten people with criminal background have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the violence near Jamia Millia Islamia University here, police said on Tuesday, adding that none of them were students.

The accused were arrested on Monday night, they said. Sources said that the accused were identified through videos taken during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest at JMI on Sunday.

Police are interrogating them and also identifying other accused who were involved in instigating the violence, they said. The university had virtually turned into a battlefield on Sunday as police entered the campus and also used force, following protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, that led to violence and arson in which four DTC buses, 100 private vehicles and 10 police bikes were damaged.

The situation remained tense in the university premises on Tuesday as protesters, including students and local residents, converged outside the varsity holding tricolour and placards to continue their demonstration against CAA and NRC.

Braving freezing cold, they took out small marches outside the varsity, shouting slogans against the government. This is the second consecutive day of peaceful protests after the demonstration on Sunday turned violent.