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New Delhi: Students of Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi held a protest march against the Citizenship Act (CAA) this evening that turned violent as at least three buses and several two-wheelers were set ablaze. Batons and tear gas were used as police were seen chasing protesters through the streets. At least 125 people were injured in the clashes through the evening. Following the events, students and alumni of the University released a statement early on the morning of 16 December which can be seen here.
Students of Jamia University alleged that 3 people – 2 males and 1 female – died in the clash, according to posts on Twitter. Indus Dictum spoke to Prof Waseem Ahmed Khan, Chief Proctor, Jamia Millia Islamia University, who declined to confirm any reports of deaths as of 11 pm on 15 December.
UPDATE: There are no casualties in the clash. All students detained in clash have been released without any charges. The Jamia administration confirmed this on twitter.
“We confirm that no student of Jamia died. We also confirm that all detained students are being released.”
According to several twitter users, a student named Shakir from Kota, Rajasthan, reportedly succumbed to head injuries and wounds caused by police firing earlier today. These reports have now been confirmed to be untrue. Shakir was severely injured but is alive and receiving treatment for his injuries, says Reyaz.
The video below shows an injured student who appears to be unconscious. The student was allegedly shot in the clash.
The following allegedly video shows a washroom inside the campus, where 2 injured persons are seen on the floor.
The other alleged victims have not yet been identified. This story will be updated as reports come in.
At least 50 Jamia students were detained after Delhi Police entered Jamia Millia Islamia without permission from university officials. The cops said they were only doing what needed to be done to bring the situation under control.
Two firemen and six cops were injured and one fire engine was damaged in the protests. Metro operations along the city’s Magenta Line, where Jamia University is located, were affected, with the entry and exit gates of Sukhdev Vihar Station, Jamia Millia Islamia, Okhla Vihar and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh, as well as Gate No. 3 of the Ashram Station, closed.
A clash has also been reported between students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and police, where tear gas and water cannons were deployed.
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