January 15, 2020
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After Jamia, AMU to file complaint against police for …

After Jamia, AMU to file complaint against police for …

Cops entered residential spaces, assaulted students, injuring 60, during an anti-CAA march

ALIGARH

A day after Jamia Millia University Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar agreed to file a case against the Delhi Police for alleged brutality on campus, the Aligarh Muslim University has said it file a complaint against the Uttar Pradesh police over “excesses” committed during their crackdown on students protesting against CAA last month.

The police had entered the campus with the Vice Chancellor’s permission on December 15, after an attempt to prevent students from taking out a protest march in solidarity with their Jamia counterparts resulted in violence at its gates.

One of the main allegations levelled against UP police is that they entered residential spaces on campus and brutalised residents. “Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor Tariq Mansoor has announced that the university will submit an application for lodging an FIR against police personnel for entering a university hostel, namely Morrison Court of Aftab Hall,” a press release issued by Rahat Abrar, AMU’s consultant public relations officer, stated.

The university authorities claimed that while police were granted permission to restore “normalcy” on the campus and “clear the main road” of protesters, they were not supposed to enter any residential hostel. “Evidence brought to the knowledge of the university administration suggest that police personnel might have crossed the mandate by entering the Morrison Court Hostel premises,” the release read.

Over 60 were injured in the crackdown on the Aligarh Muslim University that day, and one of the students was even forced to get his hand amputated.

Published at Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:45:00 +0000

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