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Protest rally in Jamia Millia Islamia turns violent, police fire tear gas, DMRC halts metro trains


New Delhi, Dec 14: The agitation over the amended Citizenship Bill intensified in Delhi on Sunday. Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses set ablaze by protesters near Bharat Nagar. Huge agitations were reported in Jamia Millia Islamia campus.

According to PTI report, Chief Proctor Waseem Ahmed Khan of Jamia Millia Islamia claimed that Delhi Police personnel entered the university by force without any permission and beat up staff members and students who were forced to leave the campus.

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Police reportedly fired tear gas shells at protesters. University vice-chancellor Najma Akhtar said students who were inside the library have been taken out and are safe.

Soon after the violence in south Delhi during a protest against the amended Citizenship Act, police entered the Jamia Millia Islamia campus and blocked the university gates to nab some "outsiders" who had entered the premises to hide, as per PTI report.

DCP South East, Chinmoy Biswal said to media that the mob was violent. Reportedly, at least six policemen have been injured in the stone-pelting. Police personnel are yet to ascertain their identities.

The Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia accused the BJP of getting the police to set buses on fire during a protest in south Delhi against the amended Citizenship Act as part of its "dirty politics", he also tweeted some photos from the protest site.

The Delhi police official said that their only interest is to push the mob back, so law and order can be restored in the area.

Meanwhile, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has advised closing the entry and exit gates of Sukhdev Vihar, Jamia Millia Islamia, Okhla Vihar and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh. Trains will not be halting at these stations.

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