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CPI-M’s youth wings held massive protest in Agartala against Police’s barbaric attacks on Jamia Millia Islamia students during Anti-CAB protests
TIWN Dec 17, 2019
CPI-M’s youth wings held massive protest in Agartala against Police’s barbaric attacks on Jamia Millia Islamia students during Anti-CAB protests
PHOTO : SFI, TSU, DYFI, TYF protesting in Agartala against Police’s barbaric attacks on Jamia Millia Islamia students during Anti-CAB protests. TIWN Pic Dec 17, 2019

AGARTALA, Dec 17 (TIWN): CPI-M’s youth wings SFI, TSU, DYFI, TYF on Tuesday held massive protest in Agartala against Police’s barbaric attacks on Jamia Millia Islamia students during Anti-CAB protests.

A massive rally was conducted participated by over 500 youths gathered before the Chatra Yuva Bhawan.

Ten people, many of whom have criminal backgrounds, have been arrested in connection with Sunday's violent clashes involving Jamia Millia Islamia students and Delhi Police. A further 15 others have been identified in raids. Although no students have been arrested so far, sources said cops had not yet given them a clean chit and they were being investigated. Those arrested are from the Jamia and Okhla areas - both of which border the university - of the national capital, police added. Sources within the Home Ministry also said "more anti-social elements (are) being tracked".

A report submitted by Delhi Police to the Home Ministry also says empty cartridges were recovered from the protest sites and that these do not match those issued to them; the police have been accused of opening fire on protesters.

Elaborating on the extent of violence, news agency IANS said 14 buses had been either burnt or damaged and 20 private vehicles had been torched. It also said 67 people, including 31 police officers, had been injured and a total of 47 persons, including students, had been detained.

Two separate cases have been registered - against unknown persons - for arson and rioting.

In their inquiries the cops also focused on a sack full of stones found near the demonstration site. Sunday's violence had included the latter throwing stones at the police and emergency service officials at the scene. Photographs have also emerged, police said, of damage to government property.

The trouble began on Sunday evening after what started as a peaceful march by students - against the controversial new citizenship law - ended in a pitched battle between a violent mob and Delhi Police. By the time the dust settled, several hours later, more than a hundred two-wheelers, at least three public buses and a fire truck were either torched or damaged

The violence left dozens of students and some cops injured.

The cops, who have been accused of mounting an unnecessarily brutal crackdown, had also entered the Jamia campus - without permission - in pursuit of protesters, and detained students who were released at 3.30 am on Monday after a show of strength outside Delhi Police Headquarter by students from Jamia, DU and JNU.

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