Congress interim-president Sonia Gandhi accused Modi government of having no compassion. She criticised police for entering student hostels in Jamia Millia Islamia University.
She said that the Delhi Police action in Jamia Milia Islamia was an example of the deteriorating situation of peace in the country as nationwide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act continue.
“We’ve an example in Delhi where Police entered the Jamia women hostel & dragged them out, it mercilessly beat students.I think you all have seen that Modi govt seems to have no compassion when it comes to shutting down people’s voices and implement legislation,” said Sonia Gandhi after meeting President Ram Nath Kovind with a delegation that comprised prominent leaders from Opposition parties.
On Monday, a protest march by the Jamia students had gone out of hand and ended in violence. Stones were thrown at the police when they tried to stop the march, buses and two-wheelers were burnt. The subsequent police action at the university – barging in without permission and detaining students — had triggered protests in campuses across the country.
In the evening, the opposition had demanded a judicial inquiry into the police action. The Congress had claimed that the Delhi Police was working under the orders of the BJP, pointing out that in Union Territories, the force is under the Centre’s control.