A group of teachers and students of Jamia Millia Islamia on Monday staged a protest outside the Delhi Police headquarters, alleging that regular raids in the locality have created terror among residents.
“There are regular police raids in the area, which have created an environment of threat among the residents,” said Manisha Sethi President of Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association.
Raising questions on the recent raid in Jamia Nagar conducted by the Bangladeshi Cell of south district police, Sethi said, “Jamia Nagar has been turned into a hunting ground. In the Wednesday raid, police took away people even after they produced their Voter ID cards Whether it is auto theft or illegal migrants, police turns to Jamia Nagar.”
The association said the threat perception created by such regular raids have adversely affected students and residents.
“Students feel threatened even to live in this area. Once you are arrested, the stigma remains for life, even if the court acquits you. It has happened in many cases,” said Mona Das, a DU Political Sciences Professor.