New Delhi: Following a night of violent protests in Jamia Milia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University, and marches across the country by students and citizens against the violence of police and security forces, Rahul Gandhi has said that he stands in solidarity with all those protesting peacefully against the Citizenship Act (CAA) and NRC.
“The CAB & NRC are weapons of mass polarisation unleashed by fascists on India. The best defence against these dirty weapons is peaceful, non violent Satyagraha. I stand in solidarity with all those protesting peacefully against the CAB & NRC,” tweeted Gandhi.
A protest march by students of Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi against the Citizenship Act (CAA) on 15 December 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, protests erupted in several parts of the country following the violence in Delhi, including IIT Bombay, Jadavpur University in West Bengal, JNU, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Maulana Azad National Urdu University in Hyderabad, and parts of Kerala.
Police also clashed with students at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), where a local reporter said tear gas and water cannons used by cops, and stone pelting was witnessed.
Students and alumni of the University released a statement early on the morning of 16 December which can be seen here.
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