AMU violence: Students seek review of cases anti-CAA protest on December 15

AMU violence: Students seek review of cases anti-CAA protest on December 15

Aligarh (UP): Aligarh Muslim University college students have demanded a reinvestigation into the December 15 campus violence throughout an anti-CAA protest and a assessment of the instances filed in opposition to a few of them in every week after that, saying they had been booked on “flippant grounds”.

Violent protests had damaged out in opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act on the campus during which over 70 individuals, together with college students, AMU safety employees and police personnel had been injured. The college needed to announce an prolonged winter break following the clashes.

The clashes began after agitation by Jamia Millia Islamia college students in Delhi in opposition to the amended citizenship regulation turned violent and police used batons and tear gasoline to disperse them. A variety of AMU college students had been charged with rioting and inflicting injury to public property.

On Wednesday, a gaggle of pupil leaders, accompanied by college officers, met the Additional Director General of Police Ajay Anand in Agra to demand a assessment of the instances.

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The pupil leaders mentioned in an announcement plenty of “innocent students” had been booked on “flippant grounds” like their two-wheelers had been parked contained in the campus on the evening of the violence. They mentioned in a memorandum to the ADG that the majority the scholars booked “have no criminal record” and pursuing instances on the premise of “wild charges” would injury their careers.

“We demand reinvestigation of the incident that took place on December 15 in which a large number of students were injured and some students are facing false allegations. Charges should be framed after reinvestigation,” the memorandum mentioned.

A spokesman of the coed leaders mentioned they’d totally cooperated with the authorities in restoring normalcy and reopening the college in February after they had been “given an assurance by the authorities that all false cases would be withdrawn and action would be taken against those policemen who had indulged in violence inside hostels leading to serious injuries to at least half a dozen students”.

He mentioned the ADG “assured the students” that he would go to Aligarh subsequent week, maintain a gathering with AMU authorities and college students and take steps to handle their issues.

When contacted AMU spokesman Omar Peerzada confirmed that some prime college officers led by Registrar Abdul Hamid accompanied the delegation and met the ADG. He mentioned the discussions had been “fruitful”. 

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