Delhi Police used water cannon to disperse the students of Delhi University, Jamia and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and activists from different civil society groups who had gathered outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence demanding an immediate intervention over the anti-Muslim violence in Delhi.
Maktoob journalist Shaheen Abdulla and more than 30 students were detained. It said the police had reportedly behaved rudely and abused students including female students. They are Civil Lines Police Station now.
Delhi University student activist Nida Parveen shares her experience:
We were marching towards Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s house demanding immediate action to protect the Muslims attacked on the streets of North East Delhi by RSS goons and Delhi Police.
Police used water Canon and people scattered across. And started beating us brutally. They chased us for about 2 kms.Anees Rahman was eventually caught by police and beaten up as he was trying to save fellow girls. He was seriously bleeding and I and my friend Nada Nasrin immediately intervened and tried to save them from the police hold and asked to take him to hospital… by that time we were dragged by the police on the road and beaten again. Among the 4 girls who were present there meanwhile ,only we both were Muslims and wearing hijab,they left the rest 2 and detained us alone in a separate vehicle. They took us to the police van and beat us again shouting arent you Pakistani spies!!
‘One of the students was bleeding and allegedly refused medical care by the Police,” Jamia student Aysha Renna posted on Social Media.