New Delhi, Dec 16, 2019: Taking note of the violence in the wake of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests, the Supreme Court agreed to hear on Tuesday a batch of petitions on the condition that all rioting must stop. Chief Justice S A Bobde passed the remark after advocate Indira Jaising claimed that students across varsities were forced to take hide in washrooms to escape police action, Yahoo reported.
As many as 50 students, who were detained during protests at the Jamia Millia Islamia University against the contentious law in the national capital, were released in the wee hours of Monday. While 35 of them were released were the Kalkaji police station, the remaining 15 were released from New Friends Colony. Over 100 people, including students, policemen and firefighters were injured, after cops lobbed teargas shells inside the college campus, forced their way in, and allegedly dragged students out of the library and the mosque, and assaulted them.
This is the second flare-up in the National Capital after 27 people were detained following clashes with police during a protest against the law last Friday outside the campus, involving Jamia students and local residents. Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called for a mega rally in Kolkata to protest against the citizenship law.