Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar on Monday interacted with the angry students demanding action against police over last month’s crackdown.
“Delhi Police entered our campus without permission and we have been strictly against it. We are pursuing the case” said Akhtar, after dozens of students came on streets demanding to reschedule of examinations, register an FIR against police, and ensure campus becomes safer.
Akhtar spoke with them and assured that she will go to court against last month’s violence. She also said she has sent a notice to the government.
On December 15, the Delhi Police had thrown teargas shells inside campus, barged into the premises and dragged students out of the library before assaulting them. The action followed a day of protests where some protesters — Jamia has maintained these were outsiders and not students — set buses and vehicles on fire in some parts of South Delhi.
On December 16, Akhtar had demanded an inquiry against police’s December 15 entry into the campus and “vandalism”.
After entering the university, police had detained many students. All of them were released around 3.30 am on December 16.