Jamia Millia reaction:Students protest in Islamia College
17: Protests on Tuesday reached Kashmir
when students of Islamia College of Science and Commerce took to the streets
against the police action at Jamia Millia Islamia University on Sunday.
Police on Sunday
stormed Jamia Millia Islamia University, lobbing teargas shells and allegedly
dragging students from the library and the mosque. Students from across the
country carried out a march to express solidarity with Jamia counterparts.
students at Islamia College of Science and Commerce assembled in the campus and
tried to lead a march against the violence in Delhi.
“Stop brutalizing Students, We stand with the students of Jamia Millia
University”, students tried to take out a march in the afternoon. However, police immediately swung into action
and fired teargas shells and pellets inside the campus.
A student who was
a part of the protest said they wanted to hold peaceful protest against the
brutality unleashed on Jamia Millia University students, but police fired
pellets and teargas shells.
“The police fired
teargas shells and pellets inside our campus in which some students suffered
minor injuries,” he said.
journalist of the valley including Azaan Javaid, Anees Zargar and Hakim Irfan
were also thrashed by the police.
“We have NEET facilitation center in our
college and some outsiders might have sneaked into the college campus.
Otherwise, everything was going on in a hassle free manner. No student was
involved in any untoward activity,” said Principal, Islamia College, Dr Sheikh
Territory government of Jammu and Kashmir has asked the students to use the
social media cautiously.
“The students are
further requested to use the social media cautiously and refrain from any such
activity which can disturb peace and harmony,” the government said in a brief
statement. “They are further advised not to pay heed to any of the rumors and
are requested to contact on following numbers for assistance.”
The advisory issued
by the Higher Education Department of the government has listed the names and
cell phone numbers of the liaison officers at six places across India, who were
appointed by the last government.