• search
For New-delhi Updates
Allow Notification  

Must be wary of jihadists, Maoists, separatists getting into student activism: Sitharaman

By PTI
|

New Delhi, Dec 16: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said that citizens should be wary of "jihadists, Maoists and separatists" getting into student activism.

Sitharaman, however, said that she was not aware of the events at New Delhi's Jamia Milia Islamia University over the weekend.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Hitting out at the Congress, the student-activist turned politician said whipping up people's emotions on issues like the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) only shows the opposition party's frustration.

Jamia violence: Kejriwal seeks time to meet Shah to discuss Delhi law and order

She also said that activism per se is not new to universities and attributed the same to "idealism" that guides a student because of his/her age.

    PM Modi appeals for calm after nationwide stir over Citizenship law and more news | OneIndia News

    The university had turned into a battlefield on Sunday as police entered the campus and also used force, following protest against the Act. "One case has been registered at Jamia Nagar Police Station and another case registered at New Friends Colony Police Station," a senior police official said.

    The situation in Jamia Millia Islamia, which witnessed protests against the amended Citizenship Act, remained tense as many students decided to leave for their homes. Many students feel they are not safe even inside the campus.

    In solidarity, How universities across India united for Jamia students, condemn 'police attack​'

    Earlier in the day, as many as 50 students, who were detained during protests at the Jamia Millia Islamia University, were released in the early hours of Monday, police said.

    For Daily Alerts
    Get Instant News Updates
    Enable
    x
    Notification Settings X
    Time Settings
    Done
    Clear Notification X
    Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
    Settings X
    X
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more
    X