Peoples’ Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) team on Thursday released a fact-finding report called ‘The Bloody Sunday 2019,’ on the violence in Jamia Millia Islamia, in which it stated that the police force attacked students who were not protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act, and that the injured were denied timely medical attention.
The report claimed that there were two attacks by the police on the protesters at Jamia with the first one on December 13. The second incident happened on Sunday, December 15.
The PUDR report said “that ahead of December 15 the police stopped the protesters on 13th and lathi-charged and tear gassed them while they were trying to march towards Parliament.”
It said that the use of police force was unwarranted as the police say that this was to only stop stone pelting, but the use of force and firing of 400 teargas shells and people being beaten on the head and abdomen shows otherwise.
It said the Delhi Police barged into the campus and used brute force against the students. At least 35 students were severely injured and many others detained in the attack by police.
The aim of the police personnel was not limited to managing the crowd but was aimed at “causing injury to students,” the report said.