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Dozens AMU students injured in clashes, #AligarhMuslimUniversity trends on Twitter

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

16th Dec, 2019. 12:20 pm
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AMU clashes

The clashes at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) started after the agitation against the bill by the students of Jamia Millia Islamia University on Sunday.

Sixty students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) were injured as clashes broke out between the students and the police during the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) bill at the University gate.

After the protest, the administration announced closure of the university till January 5, 2020.

AMU Registrar Abdul Hamid said the police entered the campus late Sunday night and clashes were reported from inside. “Hostels are being evacuated,” he said.

The Supreme Court today said the “rioting” must stop and there should be peace, responding to request to take note of police action on students.

The top court will hear the case tomorrow. The police barged into the Jamia campus, rounded up students and detained 100.

They were accused of beating and abusing students. The Jamia students were released early this morning after a massive show of strength by students outside the Delhi Police Headquarters all through the night.

Unstoppable clashes in Indian capital, Delhi between police and hundreds of university students has erupted which leaves five dead, including three after being shot by police.

Tension remained high at the epicentre of the unrest in Assam state’s biggest city, Guwahati, with a fresh demonstration expected on Sunday over the legislation even as some shops opened amid an easing of the curfew during the day.

The legislation, passed by the national parliament, allows New Delhi to grant citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants who entered India from three neighbouring countries on or before December 31, 2014 – but not if they are Muslim.

In Assam, three people died in hospital after being shot, while another died when a shop he was sleeping in was set on fire and a fifth after he was beaten up during a protest, officials said.

Train services were also suspended in some parts of the east on Sunday after violence in eastern West Bengal state, with demonstrators torching trains and buses.

The worsened situation of the city has already led Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to cancel a planned visit to India from Sunday.

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