Published: 15th December 2019
Trapped Jamia Millia students send out SOS calls, allege severe police brutality
Several students were allegedly shot at as well with rubber bullets, Chief Proctor has also said that the police entered the campus without permission
Students of Jamia Millia Islamia are seen facing extreme police brutality in the videos that are surfacing on social media. Several students have been allegedly shot with rubber pellets and are currently under treatment in the hospital. Students are also saying that hospital rooms are flooded with students from Jamia.
The Chief Proctor in Jamia, Waseem Ahmed Khan took to Twitter to say that the police had entered campus with force and without any permission and that they were beating up students and teachers.
The students have been on a peaceful protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill for the last few days. There have been instances of lathicharge yesterday and this morning but later in the day, the situation turned violent with police firing tear gas and properties in the area being set on fear. Students are now releasing videos of police allegedly setting buses and other property on fire. People in plainclothes but with police gear were also see pouring kerosene, according to the videos.
Other videos show, students running inside the library as shots can be heard going off. Blood stained bathrooms with heavily injured students are also seen in some of the videos. Some of the students have also filmed the happenings while hiding under chairs and tables seemingly hiding from the police. Several students also claimed that that female students were trapped in toilets and were allegedly getting molested.
Another source revealed that over 20 injured students were held in the police station but were not being given any aid. Lawyers were also allegedly being stopped from entering the station.
Various students also took to social media to send out SOS calls for help claiming that the police are firing at them and brutally attacking them. Maybe asked the Delhi CM to intervene and help them.
Students also said that they were trapped inside the campus and those who had been injured were unable to get help as ambulances were not being allowed inside.
JNU students have called for an emergency protest in support of the Jamia. Other student groups have also decided to gather at the police headquarters to protest against the brutality of the students. Hoeevr, students said that they were finding it difficult to travel as several metro stations had been shut down. Some media persons also claimed they were attacked by the police.