Jamia Declares Winter Vacation After Protest Over Citizenship Act
Jamia Millia Islamia University after postponing varsity exam, has now declared winter vacation from Saturday amid massive protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The University will now open on 6 January 2020.
Earlier on Saturday, the university in a notice, said: "All students of odd semesters of UG and PG programmes are hereby informed that the examinations scheduled for 14 December stand postponed. The date of the postponed papers shall be notified in due course of time." The notice was issued by the Office of the Controller of Examination.
Protests Turn Violent
On Friday, a march staged by the All India Students' Association (AISA) to Parliament turned violent after the police lathi-charged the protesters in a bid to stop them from moving ahead. Several media personnel were also injured in the students-police face-off.
Several students were injured and admitted to the Holy Family Hospital after they were lathi-charged by the police.
Around 50 protesters were detained and taken to Jaitpur and Badarpur police stations to bring the situation under control.
Students were protesting against the new Citizenship Act passed by the Parliament on Wednesday.
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