Jamia Protest: Students from across the country come out in support of counterparts from Jamia and AMU.
Students from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Jadavpur University and IIT Mumbai have come in support of Jamia Millia Islamia students after the alleged use of police force on Sunday which left several injured. The opposition parties also came together today against the alleged police excesses at the Jamia Milia Islamia and the new citizenship law, which had triggered countrywide protests.
Earlier, students staged strong protests in Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh against the amended Citizenship Act approved by the Parliament on Wednesday.
After the evening's violence in Delhi, during which a pitched battle took place between the protesters and the police and buses and two-wheelers were burnt, the police had barged into the Jamia campus without permission, rounded up and detained around 100 students.
In Aligarh and Meerut, internet services were cut to avoid spreading of rumours.
While an uneasy calm prevailed in Assam, West Bengal plunged deeper into chaos with incidents of arson and loot reported from the state.
Here are the highlights from protests against Citizenship Act:
Protesters read out Preamble of Constitution at India Gate
Several students from different universities across Delhi gathered at the India Gate against police crackdown on students in Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University.
Protests should not turn violent: Ayushmann Khurrana
Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says he is deeply disturbed by violence and police crackdown at Jamia in Delhi on Sunday.
He says protests should not turn violent and lead to destruction of public property.
PM Modi's government has declared war on its own people: Sonia Gandhi
PM Modi's government has declared war on own people: Sonia GandhiAccusing the PM Narendra Modi government of being the "creator of violence and divisiveness", Congress president Sonia Gandhi says it had declared a war against its own people and that the writers of this script of polarisation were Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.
In a statement, she alleged that the BJP government's intention was clear about wanting to spread instability and creating an atmosphere of religious tension for political interests.
Students protest at India Gate in Delhi
Thousands of students took to the streets in the national capital against the police crackdown in Jamia Millia Islamia with demonstrations at Jamia and Delhi University campuses as well as the India Gate amid heavy police deployment. Scores of students from different universities across Delhi gathered at the India Gate.
Dehradun students protest in solidarity with Jamia, AMU
Students belonging to different institutes organised a protest in Dehradun in solidarity with students of Jamia Millia University, and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
Jammu and Kashmir Students Association, a body of Kashmiri Students was also part of the protest along with Students Federation of India (SFI).
Maulana Azad National Urdu University protest
The students of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) staged a protest in the campus premises in Hyderabad against Delhi police action against the students of Jamia Millia Islamia, who were demonstrating over the citizenship law.
Maharashtra Congress leaders protest
Senior Maharashtra Congress leaders held a protest against the police crackdown on students in Delhi and Aligarh for opposing the proposed implementation of the new citizenship law and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The party workers and leaders, including state unit chief Balasaheb Thorat, former chief minister Ashok Chavan, Vijay Waddetiwar among others, staged a demonstration at Variety Square in the east Maharashtra city, where the winter session of the state legislature is currently underway.
Watch: Arch-Rivals Left, Congress Join Hands To Counter Citizenship Law
Kerala chief minister, opposition join hands to protest against Citizenship Act.
Watch: Hyderabad Students Protest
Students of the University of Hyderabad staged a protest march condemning the brutal police assault on students of the Jamia Millia Islamia and the Aligarh Muslim University on Sunday. Maulana Azad National Urdu University students also carried out similar protests.
Watch: Kolkata Universities Protest After Crackdown On Delhi's Jamia Students
The Jadavpur University and Presidency varsity students took out separate rallies in Kolkata denouncing police action inside the Jamia Millia Islamia campus in Delhi.
There was no gun fire during Sunday protests: Delhi Police
Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa says there was no police firing during Delhi protests near Jamia Millia Islamia.
"We are trying to find out the nature of injury of people admitted at Safdarjung Hospital... There is a possibility that they were hit by tear gas shells. There are more details to this... which we can't share yet," he says.
Bengal stops work on National Population Register
West Bengal stops work on National Population Register amid row over citizenship law.
Delhi Metro stations that were closed in view of protests reopened; normal services resume across network: DMRC.
Curb Violence, Fake News On Social Media: Centre To States
Amid ongoing protests against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act in several parts of the country, the centre today issued an advisory asking state governments to curb instances of violence and take steps towards stemming the circulation of "fake news" aimed at inciting people on social media.
The cente has
also requested state governments to take precautionary measures, such as curbing the circulation of "fake news and rumours" on social media, in order to ensure that there is no breakdown in the law-and-order situation.
All Bengal bound trains cancelled
The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), which operates in the entire northeastern region and in some parts of Bihar and West Bengal, has cancelled all 16 Bengal bound trains due to agitations in various stations in the state against the new Citizenship Amendment Act, officials said.
Protest at Moulana Azad National Urdu University
Students of Moulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) in Hyderabad boycotted their examinations to stage protests in solidarity with the students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University.
The day-long protest by students remained peaceful with police keeping a tight vigil from outside the campus.
Internet to remain suspended in Aligarh
Internet services to remain suspended in Aligarh till tomorrow midnight, say officials.
Clashes in Mau, UP, over Citizenship Act
Clashes erupted in east UP 's Mau district between the police and protestors over Citizenship Amendment Act. Clashes were reported from Mirza Hadipura in Mau. Protesters burnt vehicles and threw stones at cops while the cops responded with tear gas and lathicharge.
Schools in Aligarh to remain shut tomorrow
Aligarh District Administration says: "To maintain law and order, in view of protests against Citizenship Amendment Act, all schools, degree colleges, and other educational institutions in Aligarh (city) will be closed today and tomorrow."
BJP files complaint against AAP over Delhi violence
Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party files complaint in front of Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik against Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan and others, alleging their involvement in "riots at Jamia Millia Islamia" on Sunday.
Two Protesters Admitted To Delhi Hospital With Bullet Injuries: Official
Two persons who were part of yesterday's protest march in Delhi have been admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital with bullet injuries, the hospital's medical superintendent has told NDTV. Their identity is not known yet.
The Delhi Police
have denied using bullets to quell the protests, which had culminated in a pitched battle between the crowd and the police.
Women's Panel On Sexual Harassment Reports Amid Delhi Protests
The National Commission for Women (NCW) has expressed concern over reports of police brutality against women protesters and a female journalist during a protest against the amended Citizenship Act near Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi.
In separate notices to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma sought action taken reports on the matters.
"It has been allegedly reported that female students were beaten up and even sexually harassed by the male police officers. It is further alleged that lights were switched off to prevent any recording in the CCTV cameras, before they started assaulting students," the commission wrote in one notice.
Students should not fall into the trap of political parties: Amit Shah
"Citizenship (Amendment) Act is to give citizenship to religiously persecuted refugees, it is not to take away citizenship of any Indian. Some parties are spreading rumours and inciting violence for their political interest. I request students to go through the Citizenship (Amendment) Act once and not fall in their trap," Home Minister Amit Shah says at a rally in Jharkhand.
Crackdown on students attack on India's soul: Priyanka Gandhi
"Students have the right to protest. Yesterday, students were dragged from their campus and beaten up. The crackdown on students is an attack on India's soul and an assault on the Constitution," Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra says.
"I am a mother, and my kids are of the same age as the students protesting yesterday. The students have gone to study, and the police entered their campus and dragged them out. I oppose this dictatorship," she adds.
She says PM Modi needs to speak up on issues concerning students, women and jobs.
Commission needed to look into Jamia violence: Kapil Sibal
Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Kapil Sibal has said that a commission should be formed to look into the violence in Jamia Millia Islamia.
Mr Sibal says: "From what I saw on social media, the people were being brutally assaulted. Some people are injured and some are hospitalised. Police were brutally beating the students outside the gates of the university."
"A commission should be formed to look into the matter and find out the perpetrators of the incident," he adds.
IIS Bengaluru students hold protests
The students of Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru have organised a protest regarding police action against students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University.
Students put up posters against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 and the action taken against the protesters at the university campuses.
Union Minister asks students to stay away from violence
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank appeals to students to stay away from violence and maintain peace on campuses.
Gates of Lok Kalyan Marg, Janpath closed
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation says entry and exit gates of Lok Kalyan Marg and Janpath are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations.
Watch: Delhi cops need to take cue from PM's tweets, says Swara Bhaskar
The Delhi Police need to take a cue from PM Modi's tweets on how peaceful protests in a democracy are acceptable, says actor and activist Swara Bhaskar after crackdown on Jamia students.
"Don't understand why students are being treated as criminals in Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh University," she adds.
Jamia students shout slogans against Vijay Goel
Protesting Jamia Millia Islamia students shouted slogans against former union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party MP Vijay Goel when he went to meet them in the afternoon.
As Mr Goel reached the spot, the students started shouting "Vijay Goel, Go Back".
Mr Goel, a Rajya Sabha MP, said that the whole protest was unfortunate and politically motivated. He said, "No one should fear the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Neither the act will harm anyone's right nor will it take away Indian citizenship from anyone."
Congress continues to protest at India Gate
Congress leader Jagdish Tytler arrives for party's symbolic protest near India Gate.
IIM Ahmedabad students join protests
Students from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad took out a march in solidarity with students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University protesting against the police crackdown and the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act.
States asked to take precautionary measures
Ministry of home affairs sources say an advisory has been issued to all state governments asking them to take precautionary measures to maintain law and order after incidents of violence and protests were reported from various places.
The state governments and UT administrations have been requested to take requisite precautionary measures to maintain law and order, peace and public tranquility. They have also been requested to take action against circulation of fake news and rumours on social media having potential to incite violence.
Entry and exit gates of 3 metro stations closed
Entry and exit gates of Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan are closed. Trains will not be halting at Patel Chowk and Udyog Bhawan, says Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
AAP instigating students: Delhi BJP
Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari has accused Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia of circulating a "fake" video to allege that a bus was torched under police protection during a protest over the amended Citizenship Act in Jamia Nagar area a day earlier.
Mr Sisodia had on Sunday tweeted a video of the incident and wrote "The BJP scared of defeat in (Assembly) polls is putting Delhi on fire. AAP is against any kind of violence. It is BJP's petty politics. See in this video how under police protection arson is being carried out."
Mr Tiwari blamed AAP leaders including Mr Sisodia and party MLA Amanatullah Khan of "instigating" people and urged students not to become a pawn of politicians like them.
Celebrities support students, condemn police action in Delhi
Director Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu, Konkona Sensharma and Sudhir Mishra have condemned the police crackdown on students of Jamia Milia while accusing the government of trying to stifle the voices of dissent against Citizenship Amendment Act.
Anurag Kashyap, who had left Twitter in August this year, returned to the social media platform to voice his anger over the way student protests were handled.
"This has gone too far... (I) can't stay silent any longer. This government is clearly fascist... and it makes me angry to see voices that can actually make a difference stay quiet.." he tweeted.
Actor Taapsee Pannu said the videos of police action inside the campus were heartbreaking. "Wonder if this is a start or the end. Whatever it is, this is surely writing new rules of the land and those who don''t fit in can very well see the consequences. This video breaks heart and hopes all together. Irreversible damage, and I''m not talking about just the life and property," she wrote on Twitter.
Priyanka Gandhi, Congress leaders hold dharna at India Gate
Congress leaders led by Priyanka Gandhi hold dharna at India Gate in Delhi to express solidarity with protesting students against
"This is a government that has attacked the rights of youths and students of the country. That is why Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other senior Congress leaders have decided to sit on a symbolic protest at the India Gate from 4 pm, for the next 2 hours," says Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala.
21 arrested after clashes between AMU students, police
As many as 21 people have been arrested in connection with the clashes between AMU students and police over the Citizenship Amendment Act and orders issued to completely vacate all hostels of the university.
"We have arrested 21 persons in the matter. Named FIR has been lodged against 56 persons and others unidentified," SSP Aligarh Akash Kulhary said.
AMU Proctor Afifullah Khan says no student will be allowed to remain in the hostels as strict orders have been issued to vacate all hostels completely.
Entry, exit gates of Jamia Millia Islamia metro station closed
Jamia Millia Islamia metro station's entry and exit gates have been closed.
"Entry and exit gates of Jamia Millia Islamia are closed. Trains will not be halting at this station," Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has tweeted.
4 DTC buses, 100 private vehicles and 10 police bikes damaged during Jamia violence: Delhi Police, news agency PTI reports
There was no firing, no casualties in Jamia violence: Delhi Police PRO Randhawa, news agency PTI reports
4 Buses, 100 Vehicles Damaged, 40 Cops Injured, Say Delhi Police On Jamia Violence
- Delhi Police on Monday said that they used minimum force to restrain the violence that took place at Jamia Millia Islamia university.
- Speaking to media, Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa said that the protestors burnt four buses, while 100 vehicles were damaged in total.
- Mr Randhawa said that 40 police personnel, including senior officials, were injured and one of them was admitted in ICU.
- The Delhi Police crime branch will investigate the Jamia violence and people should not pay any heed to social media rumours, Mr Randhawa says.
- The senior police official denied the rumour of that a police personnel had set ablaze a bus during protests.
- He further appeled not spread or pay attention to any of the rumour about the incident.
Mamata Banerjee Adresses Public Gathering In Kolkata
Mamata Banerjee said that more and more chief ministers are coming forward and opposing the NRC.
The chief minister appealed to her countreparts from other states to join her in opposing citizenship act as well.
She further appealed people to not to resort violence during protests.
Mamata Banerjee Adresses Public Gathering
Few people took money from BJP and indulged in vandalism and arson, alleges Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee amid violence in West Bengal.
"Violent Protests Deeply Distressing," Says PM Modi
Prime Minister Naredra Modi, in a series of tweet, appealed for peace in the country. Following is the list of tweet posted by the prime minister on Twitter.
- Violent protests on the Citizenship Amendment Act are unfortunate and Deeply Distressing
- This is the time to maintain peace, unity and brotherhood. It is my appeal to everyone to stay away from any sort of rumor-mongering and falsehoods.
- Violent protests on the Citizenship Amendment Act are unfortunate and deeply distressing.
- Debate, discussion and dissent are essential parts of democracy but, never has damage to public property and disturbance of normal life been a part of our ethos.
- The Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 was passed by both Houses of Parliament with overwhelming support. Large number of political parties and MPs supported its passage. This Act illustrates India's centuries old culture of acceptance, harmony, compassion and brotherhood.
- I want to unequivocally assure my fellow Indians that CAA does not affect any citizen of India of any religion. No Indian has anything to worry regarding this Act. This Act is only for those who have faced years of persecution outside and have no other place to go except India.
- The need of the hour is for all of us to work together for the development of India and the empowerment of every Indian, especially the poor, downtrodden and marginalised.
We cannot allow vested interest groups to divide us and create disturbance.
- This is the time to maintain peace, unity and brotherhood. It is my appeal to everyone to stay away from any sort of rumour mongering and falsehoods.
Condemn Police Action In Jamia, Says Opposition In Joint Presser
- Opposition parties have condemned the police action on the Jamia Millia Islamia students.
- Adressing a joint presser attended by representatives of a number of parties, Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad said that his party and the Opposition condemns police action.
- He added that many political leaders are a product of student politics and those who don't agitate may be a "deaf and dumb".
- He added that there are widespread protests across the country against the citizenship amendment act.
Arvind Kejriwal tweets
"I am concerned about the law and order situation in Delhi. Peace should be restored in Delhi - I have sought time from Home Minister Amit Shah for this."
Mamata Banerjee Leads Mega Protest March In Kolkata
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is leading a mega protest march in Kolkata. The protest march started from city's Gandhi Statue and will end at Joransako.
200 student injured in the protets: Jamia VC Najma Akhtar
On being asked the number of student who were hurt in the violence, Ms Akhtar said, "around 200".
Will File Case Against Entry Of Police In Campus, Says Jamia Top Official
Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar has said that the university will file a FIR against entry of police officials in the campus without the due permission from the administration.
"Jamia will not tolerate entry without permission," Ms Akhtar said.
"Damage done to the infrastructure will not be tolerated at all," she added.
She further said that the "student suffered an emotional loss" and asked who will bear the responsibility for it.
25-30 per cent AMU hostels vacated: Police
"25-30 per cent AMU hostels vacated, rest expected to be vacated by evening," says Aligarh SSP
Jairam Ramesh challenges Citizenship Amendment Act in SC
Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has challenged the Citizenship Amendment Act in the Supreme Court and his plea will be heard on Wednesday.
Ramesh has challenged the new law in his personal capacity. He had filed the petition on December 13.
"Given the urgent situation that has developed around the rushed and insidious Citizenship Amendment Act, I approached the Hon''ble Supreme Court to hear my matter urgently.
Protests At Nadwa University, Lucknow
Students have started a protest at Nadwa University, Lucknow. The students were trying to come to road for demonstrations, while the police were trying to stop the at the main gate. A small confrontation was reported between the two sides.
The situation is under control as of now.
Updates From Supreme Court
- We are not against peaceful demonstrations but we can't allow people to go on streets, indulge in rioting: Supreme Court on Citizenship Act protests.
- We are not to be bullied like this, says SC when lawyers ask it to take cognisance of violence on Citizenship Act.
- The only thing we want is that rioting must stop: SC on violent protests against Citizenship Act.
BREAKING: Top Court to hear violence allegations against police tomorrow
Supreme Court agrees to hear on Tuesday batch of pleas alleging violence against peaceful protest of students opposing Citizenship Amendment Act.
Delhi Police Registers FIR over Jamia incident
Two FIRs over property damage and riots have been registered by Police in connection with violence during protests in Jamia Nagar area in Delhi yesterday.
Jamia Millia Islamia likely to hold a press conference today at 11.30 am on the police action against university students.
Indira Jaising requests CJI to take Suo-Moto Cognizance
Lawyers headed by Indira Jaising to request CJI to take suo-motu cognizance of the alleged police action on students in Delhi.
"We acted with utmost restraint, never entered any hostel": UP top cop
"We acted with utmost restraint, never entered any hostel": UP top cop
"Evacuating AMU Today, Will Send Students Home," Says UP DGP
Speaking to NDTV, Uttar Pradesh's DGP Om Prakash Singh has said that the police will evacuate the university campus today and send students home.
Mr Singh said that the police dealt with the situation in a very calm manner and avoided using force.
Student, visiting Jamia for exams, taken to ICU after police action
A student, Qazi Noorul Mateen, is admitted to ICU after the police action. Mr Mateen is an Aligarh Muslim University who was visiting Jamia to give his NET JRF exam. He was then hanging out with his Jamia friends at the time of incident.
He has suffered severe head injuries.
Student removes shirt, demands action against police
A student of Jamia Millia Islamia University removes his shirt and sits at the gate of university demanding action against Delhi police following yesterday's incident.
Entry, exit gates of all metro stations opened: DMRC
The entry and exit gates of all metro stations have been opened, the DMRC said.
In the wake of violence in southeast Delhi after a protest against the amended Citizenship Act, the Delhi Metro Rail corporation (DMRC) had closed the gates of around 13 metro stations on Sunday evening, following advice from police.
"Security Update Entry & exit gates at all stations have been opened. Normal services have resumed in all stations," the DMRC said in a tweet on Monday.
Road No. 13A, Sarita Vihar to Kalindi Kunj, is closed: Delhi Traffic Police
Traffic movement is closed from Sarita Vihar to Kalindi Kunj, Road No. 13A. Motorists heading towards Delhi from Noida are requested to take Mathura Road, Ashram and DND and those coming from Badarpur side take Ashram Chowk.
Schools closed in southeast Delhi
All schools in southeast Delhi area are closed today in view of the situation that emerged after violence near the Jamia university, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Sunday.
"In Delhi's south east district areas including Jamia, Okhla, New Friends Colony and Madanpur Khadar, all government and private schools will remain closed tomorrow. Delhi government has taken the decision in view of the current situation," Mr Sisodia tweeted in Hindi.
Is Education Only For Running Machines: Asks Jamia Student In Emotional Message
A Jamia student has alleged that police entered the girls hostel and library. In an emotional message, she asked if the education giver to students is only for running machines.
WB Governor summons Chief Secretary, Police chief
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday summoned the West Bengal chief secretary and the director general of police to brief him on the situation following violent protests in the state against the amended citizenship law.
The two senior officials have been called to Raj Bhawan Monday morning, Mr Dhankhar wrote on his Twitter handle.
He said the situation in Bengal was "seriously compromising" the values of the Constitution.
"Taking note of highly disturbing developments in the State that seriously compromise our constitution values and rule of law, both the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police have been called upon to seen me tomorrow at Raj Bhawan at 10 am and brief me on the situation," Mr Dhankhar tweeted.
Mobile internet cut in Saharanpur
Mobile internet services to remain suspended starting from 12 pm of December 15 until further orders, in order to maintain law and order.
Have proof of police burning a bus: Jamia Student
"Won't be satisfied till allegations of vandalism against Jamia students are not cleared": Students protesting outside Delhi Police HQ
Hurt By The Way Students Were Treated, I'm With Them: Jamia Vice- Chancellor
The students of Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University, who were detained by the Delhi Police after a protest march against the citizenship law, have received a strong backing from the university's Vice- Chancellor.
"I am hurt by the way my students were treated. I want to let my students know that they are not alone in this fight. I am with them. I will take this matter forward as long its possible," Jamia university Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar
said in a video message.
TISS students call for a boycott
The students of TISS have decided to call a boycott of today's classes and field work in solidarity with Jamia Milia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University students.
Delhi Metro: Services Resumed At All Stations
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation: Entry and exit gates at all stations have been opened. Normal services have resumed in all stations.
Latest Update, Delhi: All detained students have been released, say police
All detained students have been released from Kalkaji and New Friends Colony, MS Randhawa, PRO Delhi Police, told news agency ANI.
As many as 50 students were detained during protests at the Jamia Millia Islamia University, news agency PTI has reported.
Earlier on Sunday night, the Delhi Minority Commission (DMC) issued a direction to the SHO of Kalkaji Police Station to release the "injured" Jamia students held there or take them for treatment at a reputed hospital without any delay.
The commission also directed the officer to file a compliance report by 3 pm on Monday.