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Updated on: Monday, December 16, 2019, 06:27 PM IST

Twitter users fume after ANI journalists attacked in Jamia Milia Islamia

Students across the nation are organizing protests and marches to raise their voices against the ill-treatment of protesters at Jamia.
Photo by ANI

Photo by ANI

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The students at the Jamia Milia Islamia University had staged a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. However, the protests soon turned violent with police allegedly entering the campus and beating up the students.

Meanwhile, ANI Reporter Ujjwal Roy and Cameraperson Sarabjeet Singh were assaulted allegedly by the students of the University while covering protests near Jamia Milia Islamia University Gate-1.

Twitter users fumed after the video went viral. Prashant Kumar, another journalist covering the protests wrote, "Absolutely shameful, disgusting and outrageous to see fellow colleagues getting attacked by protestors at Jamia Milia University. Delhi Police should immediately arrest the goons who have assaulted ANI VJ Sarabjeet. Totally unacceptable, this!!!!"

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On Sunday protesters had torched four public buses and two police vehicles and clashed with officials near Jamia Millia Islamia University. Nearly 60 people including students, cops and firefighters were injured.

Police used batons and teargas shells to disperse the violent mob but denied firing at them. Following the arson on roads, police entered the Jamia university campus.

A Jamia students' body claimed they had nothing to do with the arson and "certain elements" had joined the during the protest and "disrupted" it. They also accused the police of high-handedness.

Students across the nation are organizing protests and marches to raise their voices against the ill-treatment of protesters at Jamia. The police had resorted to using force, shooting tear gas shells beating up the protestors after which many were hospitalised for severe injuries.

(With Input from Agencies)

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Published on: Monday, December 16, 2019, 06:20 PM IST
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