Jamia students protest shirtless in Delhi’s chilling cold

Students protest shirtless in the campus of Jamia Millia Islamia following the clashes that erupted between students and Delhi Police on Sunday (December 15). Photo: PTI

A group of Jamia Millia students stood shirtless in the bone-chilling cold outside the university gates on Monday (December 16) to protest the police action against their fellow students a day earlier.

Slogans of “Inquilab zindabad” rent the air as the group of around 10 students, accompanied by their peers, took out a small march, demanding a CBI inquiry into the “police brutality”.

“Our colleagues have been beaten up badly. The policemen entered bathrooms, libraries and beat up girls. Our protest is against the goons called Delhi Police,” said a research scholar who did not want to be identified.

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As a few women escorted an injured student to narrate their ordeal to the media, some people were seen asking them not to give any statements.

“We were inside the university when the police barged in. Around 20 policemen came from gate number 7 and 50 others came from the rear gate. We told them we were not involved in the violence. They didn’t listen. They didn’t even spare women,” Khanzala, who suffered injuries to the legs and abdomen, said.

A woman broke down as Khanzala showed his injuries to the media. A few students and locals were seen clearing the roads to allow smooth movement of vehicles.

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