New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to hold a hearing on the protests at the Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi and Aligarh Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh over the Citizenship Amendment Act-2019. Delhi police have arrested 10 people in connection with the violence in Jamia on Sunday, not even a single student from Jamia University. Of all the people arrested in this case, 3 are the culprits and all are residents of Jamia and Okhla areas.
Police said the arrest did not mean that a clean chit was given to all students of Jamia. On the other hand, protests were held across the country on Monday against police action at Jamia University in Delhi. The demonstration also received the support of social organizations and leaders. In many places, the demonstrations remained peaceful, while violent demonstrations took place somewhere.
Prime Minister Modi tweeted, saying that violent protests on the Citizenship Amendment Act were unfortunate and tragic. He said that debate and dissatisfaction is part of democracy, but it is wrong for the government to damage property and ruin lives.
The effect of police action against citizens of Jamia and opposition to citizenship Act was seen from Uttar Pradesh to Kerala and Gujarat to West Bengal. Apart from Congress, leaders of 4 political parties have demanded a fair inquiry into the police action in Jamia violence.
Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the central government is fully responsible for violence in the country by bringing in a law. Which is being protested across the country and all opposition parties are protesting as well. If the Modi government did not bring this law, there would be no violence.
In addition, Congress led by General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra staged a demonstration at India Gate from 4pm to 6pm. Apart from Priyanka, party president Sonia Gandhi has also accused the BJP of destabilizing the country in a statement.
Demonstrations of Delhi Police action were also held in IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras, IIT Mumbai, in addition to IIM Ahmedabad and Tata Institute of Social Science in Mumbai. While IIM Bengaluru students have also written to Prime Minister Modi protesting against police action on the students of Jamia.