Citizenship Act protest: Jamia cancels exams, declares vacation

Students of Jamia Millia Islamia University staged a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act on Friday (December 13). Photo: PTI

Jamia Millia Islamia on Saturday (December 14) declared vacation till January 5 and cancelled all exams in view of the tense situation in the university due to students’ protest against the amended citizenship act.

“All exams postponed. New dates to be announced in due course of time. Vacation declared from December 16 to January 5. University will reopen on January 6, 2020,” a senior university official said.

The university turned into a virtual battlefield on Friday(December 13) when students and policemen clashed with each other as students tried to march to Parliament in protest against the legislation.

The Jamia Millia Islamia earlier postponed all semester exams scheduled on Saturday in view of the tense situation in the varsity over the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.


Jamia students called for a university lockdown on Saturday and had planned to boycott the exams to protest against CAB and also against Friday’s violence following clashes with police during their march.

“Everyone wants to live. This is not Israel or Syria. We should learn from Bangladesh that how they killed the extremism and opted for an economic democracy. The government is not focusing on the main issues,” said Pappu Yadav, a student.