Situation tense at Jamia as students leave for home; 50 detained pupils released

Protests outside Jamia Millia Islamia continued on Monday

New Delhi, December 16

As many as 50 detained students of Jamia Millia Islamia were released early on Monday even as the situation in the university remained tense after violent protests over the amended Citizenship Act, police said.

The university had turned into a battlefield on Sunday as police entered the campus and also used force, following protest against the Act.

Of the 50 students released, 35 were released from the Kalkaji Police Station and 15 from the New Friends Colony Police Station, a senior police officer said.

On Sunday night, the Delhi Minority Commission (DMC) had issued a direction to the SHO of Kalkaji Police Station to release the “injured” Jamia students held there or take them for treatment at a reputed hospital without any delay.

The Commission had also directed the officer to file a compliance report by 3 pm on Monday.

DMC Chairman Zafarul Islam Khan had said that failure to implement it would attract appropriate action.

At the university, the situation continued to be tense with many women students preferring to leave the campus for their homes, sources said.