On December 15, 2019, the Uttar Pradesh Police armed with stun grenade, tear gas and rubber bullet barged into AMU campus and assaulted the unarmed students.
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The student of Aligarh Muslim University Wednesday took out a candle march to mark the second anniversary police brutality against varsity’s students.
Former AMUSU vice-president Hamza Sufiyan and other students’ leader led the march from university’s Duck point to the main gate of AMU Bab e Syed.
Hamza Sufyan blamed university administration for Police’s violent behavior towards students in December 2019. He said that it was varsity’s registrar Abdul Hamid and Vice-Chancellor Tariq Mansoor who ordered the police forces to attack the students.
Mr Sufyan said that AMU VC should have tendered his resignation on moral ground as he could not provide the safeguard to his students.
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On December 15, 2019, the Uttar Pradesh Police armed with stun grenade, tear gas and rubber bullet barged into the campus and assaulted the unarmed students.
The police fired hundreds of tear gas shells leaving thousands of students breathless and many got fainted. A PhD scholar of the university lost all his fingers as he was hit by stun grenade. The student was rushed to the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical where doctors had to amputate his palm to stop infection from spreading to body.
Another 19 year old bachelor’s student sustained multiple fractures in his right hand and thumb was severely ripped as he was also hit by the stun grenade fired by the Police.
The police also ransacked the nearest hostel from the Bab e Syed through which they entered, and set one of its rooms on fire. Many bikes of students parked on the road leading to the hostel were also deliberately vandalized by the police.
The students were protesting the attacks on Jamia Millia Islamia students by the Delhi police who earlier that evening had barged into the university’s library and lathi-charged them while they were studying. Police also fire tear gas shell in the library that is packed from all around leaving many of students gasping for oxygen.