The student protests come after police action in campuses in Jamia Millia Islamia University and Aligarh Muslim University.

IIT-M to Jadavpur Uni Students protest across India after police crackdown in JamiaImage for representation/PTI
news Protests Monday, December 16, 2019 - 10:54

Students from educational institutions across India have lent support to their counterparts in Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI, New Delhi) and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU, Uttar Pradesh) following the police crackdown on protests in the campuses. Monday will witness a number of student protests from educational institutes across the country to condemn the police brutality. 

This comes after students of JMI staged protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, in and around the university campus on Sunday. However, violence erupted after protesters clashed with police personnel, who resorted to lathicharge and firing teargas shells. Several students and some police personnel were injured in the clashes. Protests, however, continued late on Sunday night after the police detained around 50 students from JMI. The students were later released in the early hours of Monday morning.

Following the police action in New Delhi, students of AMU protested in solidarity with the students of JMI on Sunday evening. Clashes erupted between the police and the students. Around 60 students were injured and the university administration declared the university closed till January 5, 2020.

Here is a list of all protests happening in educational institutions across the country, in solidarity with the students of JMI and AMU and against the Citizenship Amendment Act. 

  1. The Students' Federation of India is conducting a protest at the Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MGR Central Railway station at 11.30 am.

  2. Students Collective of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) has also organised a rally and a protest gathering at Gajendra Circle on Monday at 12 noon. 

  3. Students Council of Pondicherry University called for a protest at 10 am on Monday and urged students to boycott classes. 

  4. The Students’ Federation of India is conducting protests in Trichy, Coimbatore and Tiruvallur at mid-day to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. 

  5. Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) students' union has written to controller of examination over students boycotting exams as a protest against the police action in Jamia and AMU. They have sought postponement of exams.  

  6. Students of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, have been on a day-long sit-in strike on Monday from 10 am. 

  7. Students of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, have decided to boycott their classes in protest against the violent clashes that broke out in the national capital on Sunday night. 

  8. Students of Jadavpur University, West Bengal, have also called for a protest gathering at 1.30 pm on Monday to ‘condemn the brutal state terror on the students of Jamia Millia Islamia University’.

  9. Students of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur have announced a protest at 2 pm on Tuesday to express their solidarity with the students of JMI and AMU. 


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