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AMU closed till 5 Jan after students, police clash during citizenship protests

AMU administration announces campus is shutting for winter vacations early -- from Monday -- amid escalating protests and clashes between students and police.

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Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University administration Sunday night announced that the institution will remain closed till January 5 as clashes broke out between police and students protesting against the amended Citizenship Act near the campus gate.

“The university is closed from today (15/12/2019) till 05/01/2019. This is being done due to disturbances created by some anti-social elements for last three days,” AMU Registrar Abdul Hamid said.

Soon after the protest broke out near the Jamia Millia University in Delhi, the students started gathering at the Babey Sir Syed Gate and shouted slogans against the law and police action on demonstrators in the national capital.

AMU Proctor Prof Afifullah Khan said some security personnel have been injured in brick-batting near the gate.

Police said the student broke down the police cordon. Police have sealed all gates to the campus.

Tension prevailed in the area as police used batons and teargas to control the situation.

Aligarh Muslim University Registrar, Abdul Hamid said the situation in the campus is tensed, some boys and anti-socials elements came and pelted stones, so we have requested police to take action to control the situation.

Also read: Delhi sees violent clashes over citizenship law, CM Kejriwal calls for peaceful protests


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