An anti-CAA march from Jamia Millia Islamia to Parliament began earlier on Monday amid heavy security deployment. The police had earlier denied permission to the protesters to march to Parliament.
After an hour-long standoff between the security forces and the students on Monday, the police resorted to a lathi-charge on the protesters near Holy Family hospital which is within walking distance of Jamia Millia Islamia.
The lathi-charge was made to push back the protesters.
#SOSJamia : Around 50 students have been injured and sent to health centre, students allege that police is pushing and attacking protesters near barricades #JamiaMilliaIslamia pic.twitter.com/9X8dPO2iYK
— Tarique Anwer (@tanwer_m) February 10, 2020
Some security forces personnel resorted to the lathi charge while others pushed back the protesters when they threw water pouches at the security forces and abused them.
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The incident did not last for more than a minute as the protesters were pushed back.
For the uninitiated, the march to Parliament was called by the Jamia Coordination Committee against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizen (NRC).
A similar march on January 30 had created a controversy after a man raising pro-CAA slogans fired a bullet injuring a protesting student.