Photos: Jamia erupts after shooting at CAA protest

On Thursday, Jamia Millia Islamia erupted again with over two thousand people, comprising university students and local residents, facing off with the police near the university after a man fired at a group of anti-CAA protesters. The incident echoed the tensions of December 15 when the police entered the campus and beat up students, following protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Several students and others were injured. Thursday’s march was among the several protests being carried out by Jamia students since December 13. While violence broke out on December 15 injuring several students, the protests have remained peaceful since.

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Jamia Millia Islamia erupted again on Thursday with over two thousand people, comprising university students and local residents, facing off with the police near the university on Thursday after a man fired at a group of anti-CAA protesters, injuring a student before walking away while waving the firearm over his head shouting “Yeh lo aazadi”. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

Jamia Millia Islamia erupted again on Thursday with over two thousand people, comprising university students and local residents, facing off with the police near the university on Thursday after a man fired at a group of anti-CAA protesters, injuring a student before walking away while waving the firearm over his head shouting “Yeh lo aazadi”. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

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The shooter points a gun at protestors outside Jamia Millia Islamia University. Thursday’s incident echoed the tensions of December 15 when the police entered the campus and beat up students, following protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Several students and others were injured. (PTI)

The shooter points a gun at protestors outside Jamia Millia Islamia University. Thursday’s incident echoed the tensions of December 15 when the police entered the campus and beat up students, following protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Several students and others were injured. (PTI)

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Massive protest broke out on Thursday with agitated students and others gathering near the university, breaking barricades and clashing with police personnel. Some demonstrators, including a woman, could be seen being forcibly taken away. Many sang the national anthem. With the standoff showed no signs of ending, police officials announced from across the barricades, “Today is Gandhi ji’s day. Please do not resort to any violent activity.” (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

Massive protest broke out on Thursday with agitated students and others gathering near the university, breaking barricades and clashing with police personnel. Some demonstrators, including a woman, could be seen being forcibly taken away. Many sang the national anthem. With the standoff showed no signs of ending, police officials announced from across the barricades, “Today is Gandhi ji’s day. Please do not resort to any violent activity.” (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

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A girl holds a placard during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR), near Holy Family Hospital, in New Delhi. Jamia vice-chancellor Najma Akhtar condemned the incident. She said, “If the miscreant had been nabbed by the police on time, this deplorable incident could have been averted.” She also said she was proud of the students for their “Gandhian principles of non-violence” and “wise avoidance of retaliation”. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

A girl holds a placard during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR), near Holy Family Hospital, in New Delhi. Jamia vice-chancellor Najma Akhtar condemned the incident. She said, “If the miscreant had been nabbed by the police on time, this deplorable incident could have been averted.” She also said she was proud of the students for their “Gandhian principles of non-violence” and “wise avoidance of retaliation”. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Residents of the area formed a human chain, trying to push the protesters back. “We have been requesting students to go back to their home and hostels. We are urging them not to engage with police,” said Jamia Teachers Association secretary Majid Jamil. The protesters held fort behind police barricades near Holy Family hospital till evening. The protesters dispersed late evening after multiple requests from the university administration, teachers, and members of several students’ groups. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

Residents of the area formed a human chain, trying to push the protesters back. “We have been requesting students to go back to their home and hostels. We are urging them not to engage with police,” said Jamia Teachers Association secretary Majid Jamil. The protesters held fort behind police barricades near Holy Family hospital till evening. The protesters dispersed late evening after multiple requests from the university administration, teachers, and members of several students’ groups. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Policeman pulling Shadab Farooq over barricades after the Jamia student was shot during a protest march. A police official said they had been requesting the protestors to disperse since 4 pm. The university’s proctor and professors had also tried to persuade them to disperse but to no avail. (Karma Sonam Bhutia / ANI)

Policeman pulling Shadab Farooq over barricades after the Jamia student was shot during a protest march. A police official said they had been requesting the protestors to disperse since 4 pm. The university’s proctor and professors had also tried to persuade them to disperse but to no avail. (Karma Sonam Bhutia / ANI)

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A protest was also reported from outside the police headquarters at ITO. Thursday’s march was among the several protests being carried out by Jamia students since December 13. While violence broke out on December 15 injuring several students, the protests have remained peaceful since. (ANI)

A protest was also reported from outside the police headquarters at ITO. Thursday’s march was among the several protests being carried out by Jamia students since December 13. While violence broke out on December 15 injuring several students, the protests have remained peaceful since. (ANI)

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Students and teachers across the university condemned the incident. Jamia Teachers’ Association (JTA) also condemned the incident and demanded “strong action against the culprit and book him under attempt to murder case immediately.” “The university is committed to extending all help including medical assistance to the injured student. All the safety measures have already been taken to make the campus secure. Students are appealed to maintain peace,” said media coordinator Ahmad Azeem. (PTI)

Students and teachers across the university condemned the incident. Jamia Teachers’ Association (JTA) also condemned the incident and demanded “strong action against the culprit and book him under attempt to murder case immediately.” “The university is committed to extending all help including medical assistance to the injured student. All the safety measures have already been taken to make the campus secure. Students are appealed to maintain peace,” said media coordinator Ahmad Azeem. (PTI)

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