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Jamia Tensions: Several DU Students Boycott Exams, Hold Protests

At The Delhi University, Students Alleged That Police Cracked Down On Peacefully Protesting Students Who Boycotted Exams.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 16 Dec 2019, 01:01:50 PM
Students of the Delhi University boycotted exams and held protests to express solidarity with students of Jamia Millia.

New Delhi:

Students of the Delhi University boycotted exams and held protests to express solidarity with students of Jamia Millia and AMU protesting against the amended Citizenship Act. According to sources, students from the English department of the varsity had written to their professors on Sunday night to postpone exams but their request could not be considered since it was late.

At the Delhi University, students alleged that police cracked down on peacefully protesting students who boycotted exams.

Students of political science department boycotted exams in solidarity with Jamia students.         

“I am the only one who has been detained at Maurice Nagar Police Station. There was a group of 60-70 students who were protesting outside the Arts Faculty against police action on Jamia students,” news agency PTI quoted Abhigyan, a student of Ramjas College as saying.

On Sunday night, Jamia Millia Islamia, the prestigious Central University, became the epicentre of Delhi Police’s brutal crackdown against Citizenship Act protesters. From Kolkata’s Jadavpur University to Hyderabad’s Maulana Azad National Urdu University, students have begun their agitation against the authorities. 

Students across India’s top universities are protesting against police aggression shown to their peers in Jamia. From candlelight vigils to marches, students in Hyderabad, Varanasi and Jadavpur are showing solidarity for ‘their friends in Jamia’.

Meanwhile, students of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences have also decided to boycott the Monday classes over the police action. “In the lights of events of relentless police brutality in the past week in universities of north East India, Jamia Milia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University We the students of TISS have decided to call a boycott of today's classes and field work,” a statement by TISS students said.

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First Published : 16 Dec 2019, 01:01:50 PM