New Delhi: A number of students of Jamia Millia and residents of Jamia Nagar on Monday got into a scuffle with police after they were stopped from carrying an anti-CAA march towards Parliament. Despite repeated appeals from the police and the varsity students did not end their agitation and wanted to hold a march towards Parliament. Also Read - Anti-CAA Protest: Jamia Students' March to Parliament Stopped Near Holy Family Hospital in Okhla
However, police said the protesters did not have permission to hold the protest march towards the Parliament. The protest call was given by the Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC), an organisation of Jamia students and alumni. Also Read - Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Anti-CAA Protesters Demand More Security at Jamia, Shaheen Bagh as They Fear Attacks on February 8
According to reports, a student of the Jamia claimed that a woman of the varsity suffered injuries on her private parts after police hit her during the clash. At least three students of the varsity claim they have been hit by the police during the clash. Media reports further claimed that nearly 16 injured students have been admitted to hospital. Also Read - 'Situation Normal,' Says Jamia After Pro-CAA Group Raises 'Goli Maaro' Slogans Outside Varsity
Amid tight security and heavy deployment of security personnel, the Jamia protesters began their march from Jamia’s gate no 7. Raising slogans like ‘Kagaz Nahi Dikhayenge’ (We will not show documents) and ‘Jab Nahi Dare Hum Goron Se Toh Kyun Dare Hum Auron Se’ (When we did not fear the British, why should we fear others), protesters formed a human chain on either side of roads.
The scuffle began as policemen tried to stop the protesters. Many of them jumped over barricades to continue their march towards Parliament.