Protests escalate in Aligarh University against CAB, internet suspended

Internet services were suspended in Aligarh Muslim University, the epicenter of the anti-CAB protests in Northern India, on Thursday midnight.

“SOS: In light of protest march against CAB and NRC announced by AMU students, internet services in Aligarh has been called off. There’s heavy presence of RAF and police outside the campus gates. Please spread the word, and if possible, visit Aligarh tomorrow to report the same,” Sharjeel Usmani, one of the protesters sent an SMS to Maktoob around midnight on Thursday.

32000 Students of Aligarh Muslim University will take out Mega Rally against the Bill after Friday prayer, sources say.

The students who protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill said that the Bill is unconstitutional and anti-Muslim.

An FIR has been filed against 20 named and 500 unnamed students of the varsity in connection with their protest against the Bill on Tuesday night.

Those named in the FIR include outgoing students’ union president Salman Imtiaz and former AMUSU president Faizul Hasan.

“It is our democratic right to protest against the violation of the Indian constitution. We call upon police administration to revoke the FIR or face mass protests,” said AMUSU president.

The bill proposes to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslims who came to India from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan before 2015.

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