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NHRC team visits Jamia Millia campus to conduct inquiry into police entry in university

The team visited the library, where police allegedly barged in looking for 'outsiders' who indulged in violence and arson during last Sunday's anti-citizenship law protests.

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New Delhi: A seven-member team of the National human Rights Commission visited the Jamia Millia Islamia campus on Friday to inspect the library and conduct an inquiry into the police entry on the university premises, a varsity official said.

According to the official, the team visited the library, where the police had allegedly barged in while looking for ‘outsiders’ who had indulged in violence and arson during the protest outside the campus against the amended citizenship law on Sunday.

The police also hurled tear gas shells inside the campus and resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the protestors.

“Police entered the campus by force, no permission was taken. Staff members and students were beaten up and forced to leave the campus,” Jamia Chief Proctor Waseem Ahmed Khan said.

Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar too condemned the police action and said there was “no compensation for the psychological damage caused to students”.

The police have however said they entered the campus while chasing miscreants from outside who were involved in arson.

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