Jamia CCTV footage reveals police thrashing students inside library during December 15 protest

10:06 AM Feb 16, 2020 |

The Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC), a group consisting of students and alumni of the university on Sunday, February 16, released a CCTV footage of how police stormed into the library and thrashed the students with lathis on December 15, 2019.

The new CCTV footage from December 15, shows what happened at Jamia's Old Reading Hall. The Jamia Coordination Committee while sharing the footage on Twitter said, "Exclusive CCTV Footage of Police Brutality in Old Reading Hall, First floor-M.A/M.Phill Section on 15/12/2019. Shame on you."


In the CCTV footage, students can be seen sitting in the library as the Delhi Police officials enter in and start hitting them with batons.


After the video was released on social media, netizens took to Twitter and slammed the Delhi police for brutality on students. Later, #JamiaViolence and #ShameonDelhiPolice started trending on Twitter.

Here's what netizens had to say:

On December 15 last year, a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act near Jamia turned violent, with demonstrators pelting stones at police and setting public buses and private vehicles on fire. Police later entered Jamia, firing tear gas shells and baton-charging students.

The police had purportedly stormed the library while looking for 'outsiders' who were involved in the arson and violence during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest outside the campus. Several students, on December 15, from the old reading hall in Jamia had also shared videos and messages alleging that police had entered the room and thrashed students.

On Saturday, February 15, A few Members of the Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC) were detained by the police after they staged a protest outside Tamil Nadu House. The JCC members were protesting against the Tamil Nadu police's action during anti-CAA protests in Chennai on Friday.

Over 100 people were detained on Friday by the Chennai police following a scuffle during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Washermanpet. Later, a protest was staged near Mount Road Dargah at Anna Salai. But it was later withdrawn. Meanwhile, the protest in Chennai against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) resumed on Saturday in the Washermanpet area.

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