Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar on Monday said attempts were being made to file an FIR. (Photo Credit: Twitter@ANI)
Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar on Monday said attempts were being made to file an FIR against the Delhi police, however, it has not been registered yet. While pacifying the protesting students, the VC said, she has raised the matter with the government and has also sought legal course in the matter. This came after, hundreds of Jamia Millia Islamia students gheraoed Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar’s office demanding registration of an FIR against Delhi Police in connection with last month’s violence on the campus.
The students barged into the office premises after breaking the lock on the main gate and raised slogans against the VC.
Angry students claimed that notices were given to vacate the hostel post the violence, a charge denied by Akhtar.
Saeed Fahad, a student, said FIRs have been registered against those who were demanding their rights during protest. The real accused are still at large, he said referring to the police crackdown.
Adil, an engineering student, said not even a single FIR has been filed in connection with last month’s violence.
Earlier, the Jamia Millia Islamia had submitted a fresh report to the HRD Ministry requesting judicial inquiry into the entry of police on the university premises last month. In the fresh report submitted to the ministry on December 20, Jamia reiterated its request for initiation of an inquiry committee or a judicial inquiry to the incident.
In its report, the varsity mentioned that police used teargas and lathicharge to disperse protesters gathered on Mathura Road and Julena Road. The police had on December 15 purportedly stormed the library while looking for ‘outsiders’ who were involved in the arson and violence during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest outside the campus.
While pushing the crowd on this road, the Delhi Police entered inside the campus through Gate Numbers 4 and 7 by “breaking the lock, beating the guards on duty and window and doors of the library, lobbed the teargas shell inside the reading room then forcefully entered inside and beat all the students studying inside the library brutally”, they claimed in the report.