Scores of Jamia Millia Islamia students were lathi-charged by police on Monday when they tried to march toward Parliament against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)
“Delhi Police again unleashes violence on us. They started Lathi charging on protestors marching towards Parliament,” one of the protesting students told Maktoob.
“Several students, including women, have been injured in police violence. They brutally attacked the protesters and asked us to go back to campus,” a student said.
Many students were admitted to Holy Family Hospital near the university.
According to India Today, more than 10 woman students are being treated for injuries to their private parts.
“More than 10 woman students have been hit on their private parts. We have found blunt injuries and some have been hit in a way that we had to shift them to Al Shifa because injuries are serious in nature,” the doctors told India Today.
The students raised slogans of “Aeen ke dum pe march karenge” (We will march with power from the Constitution) after being stopped from carrying the march by security forces near Holy Family Hospital in Okhla.
“It is our right to march to Parliament, we will continue the march ahead,” students told police.
Amid heavy police deployment and barricades beginning right at the campus, the students began their march. The police had earlier denied permission to the protesters to march to Parliament.
The march was called by the Jamia Coordination Committee against the CAA and National Register of Citizen (NRC).