Mayawati Shows Solidarity With Student Protesters, Says "party Is With Victims"

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Former Uttar Pradesh CM, Mayawati, took to Twitter on Monday morning and expressed her concerns over the violence against the protesting students in JMI and AMU

Written By Rishabh Mishra | Mumbai | Updated On:

The former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati, took to Twitter on Monday morning and expressed her concerns over the violence against the protesting students in JMI and AMU. This comes as the police entered the Jamila Millia University on Sunday and manhandled students within the campus. Mayawati extended her support to these students and reiterated that Bahujan Samaj Party are with the victims who were injured in the clash.  

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Mayawati’s tweets translated to, “1. The violence against the new Citizenship (Amendment) Act has led to the victimisation by many innocent students and people first in Aligarh and then in Jamia University in Uttar Pradesh and in the entire Jamia region; it is very unfortunate, and the party is with the victims. 2. In this case, UP and central government should conduct a high-level judicial enquiry into these incidents and their original culprits should not be spared at any cost. Also, the police and administration should also act impartially. 3. Otherwise, this fire can spread very badly across the country and especially in educational institutions. Also, it is also an appeal to all the communities to maintain peace and order.”

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CAA protest 

The protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 took a violent turn in the national capital and other parts of the country. Students claimed that the police baton-charged them when they were holding a peaceful protest. Protestors torched several public buses and police vehicles as they clashed with police in New Friends' Colony near Jamia University during a demonstration against the amended Citizenship (Amendment) Act, leaving six cops and two firemen injured, officials said.  

The clash erupted during a protest by students of Jamia Millia Islamia. After the clash, a few students were detained, and the Delhi Minorities Commission issued an emergency order to the SHO Kalkaji Police Station to release the injured students of Jamia Millia Islamia University or to take them without any delay for treatment to a hospital. Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan, chairperson of the Commission in an order, has also asked the police to file a compliance report by 3 pm today at Commission's office failing which will attract an appropriate action.   

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