Jamia under siege, students are target

Jamia under siege, students are target

(Express photo: Abhinav Saha) Protests outside the old Police HQ at ITO at night.

According to protesting students, when they reached Mata Mandir, police began a lathi charge against them around 4:30 pm and deployed tear gas to disperse them.

As the protest erupted into violence by 4:30 pm, protesters were pushed back from Sarai Jullena and New Friends Colony, and Jamia’s campus came under siege by 6:30 pm with teargas shells being thrown inside and police raiding the canteen and mosque.

By 6.15 pm, the entire stretch from Sukhdev Vihar to Jamia Millia Islamia station, which is located right outside the campus, was taken over by protesters.

(Express photo: Gajendra Yadav) A bus set ablaze by protesters.

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