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Police arrest 10 for violence near Jamia, none of them students

About 4 buses, 100 vehicles and 10 bikes were damaged
Police detain NSUI members at Delhi University campus in New Delhi, Monday, December 16, 2019.  Several DU students boycotted exams and held protests to express solidarity with students of Jamia and AMU protesting against the amended Citizenship Act.

The Telegraph And PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 17.12.19, 06:26 AM

Ten people with criminal background have been arrested for allegedly being involved in the violence near Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, police said on Tuesday.

The accused were arrested on Monday night, they said.

According to a senior police officer said, no student has been arrested.

The university had turned into a battlefield on Sunday as police entered the campus and also used force, following protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, which led to violence and arson in which four DTC buses, 100 private vehicles and 10 police bikes were damaged.

Jamia officials have maintained that some outsiders had indulged in the violence, while the students were only protesting peacefully.

Various campuses across India rose in protest against the police action on Jamia incident.

Yesterday, varsity's vice chancellor Najma Akhtar sought high level inquiry into the incident and questioned who allowed the police to barge inside the campus. 


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