Govt’s inaction will reflect their intentions: Priyanka on Jamia video

Police said the video has come to their attention and they will investigate it as part of their ongoing probe

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also accused the Home Minister and the Delhi Police of "lying" that Jamia students were not beaten up inside the library. Photo: PTI

Sharing the video that allegedly shows Jamia students being beaten up by Delhi police, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday (February 16) said if no action is taken, the government’s intentions would stand exposed.

She also accused the Home Minister and the Delhi Police of “lying” that Jamia students were not beaten up inside the library.

“Look at how the Delhi Police is blindly assaulting students in the library. A boy is flashing his book but the policeman is continuing to attack him with batons,” she said in a tweet in Hindi.

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“Home Minister and Delhi Police lied when they said students were not beaten up in the library,” she said in a tweet in Hindi.

“If no action is taken even after watching this Jamia video, the government’s intentions would stand exposed before the whole country,” she said.

Police said the video has come to their knowledge and they will investigate it as part of their ongoing probe, Special Commissioner of Police (Intelligence) Praveer Ranjan said.

Related news: Jamia students release video of policemen attacking students in library

The 48-second video purportedly shows some seven to eight paramilitary and police personnel entering the Old Reading Hall and beating students with batons.

On December 15, the university had turned into a battlefield as police entered the campus to look for outsiders who were involved in incidents of violence and arson a few metres away from the educational institute during a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Police had faced flak over its alleged action on students in the library.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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