Police entered the Jamia Millia Islamia campus and blocked the university gates to nab some 'outsiders'. (Photo Credit: ANI)
Jamia Millia Islamia Chief Proctor Waseem Ahmed Khan has accused the Delhi Police of forcefully entering the campus and beating up the staff and students. “Police have entered the campus by force, no permission was given. Our staff and students are being beaten up and forced to leave the campus,” Khan was quoted as saying by ANI.
Waseem Ahmed Khan said on Sunday evening that police forced students and staff members to vacate the campus.
Soon after the violence in south Delhi during a protest against the amended Citizenship Act, police entered the Jamia Millia Islamia campus and blocked the university gates to nab some "outsiders" who had entered the premises to hide, sources said.
Both the Jamia Millia students' community as well as the Teachers' Association have disassociated themselves from the violence and arson that took place near the university on Sunday afternoon.
Escorted by police, youths could be seen coming out of their hostels with their hands raised. Some of them claimed the police also entered the library and "harassed" the students.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal spoke to Lt Governor Anil Baijal and urged him to take all steps to restore normalcy following violent protest against the amended citizenship law in a posh south Delhi neighbourhood on Sunday.
Kejriwal said the Delhi government is doing everything possible at its end to restore peace.
"Spoke to Hon'ble LG and urged him to take all steps to restore normalcy and peace. We are also doing everything possible at our end. Real miscreants who caused violence shud be identified and punished (sic)," Kejriwal tweeted.
In another tweet earlier, the chief minister said any sort of violence is unacceptable.
"No one shud indulge in violence. Any kind of violence is unacceptable. Protests shud remain peaceful," he said.
Protestors clashed with police on Sunday afternoon and set on fire three public buses and a fire tender in New Friends' Colony, leaving a cop and two fire personnel injured, police said.