From Oxford to Harvard, universities abroad see protests against police crackdown in Jamia, AMU
Over 400 students from different US universities have issued a joint statement expressing solidarity with Jamia and AMU students lathi-charged by the Delhi Police during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act that turned violent.
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Students and alumni from prominent American universities condemn 'police violence' at JMI, AMU
"We, students, alumni and the wider community, at universities across the USA, condemn the brutal police violence unleashed against students at Jamia Millia Islamia University and at Aligarh Muslim University on December 15, 2019, as a gross violation of human rights under the Constitution of India and International Human Rights Law," said a statement.
Citizenship Amendment Act: Student protests in campuses across India
Various educational campuses, including the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, the Indian Institute of Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru, saw protests by the students against the police crackdown in Jamia in Delhi on Sunday night and the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Kerala also witnessed protests against CAA.
Anti-CAA protests reach Mumbai; students take to streets
Hundreds of students from the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) and the University of Mumbai held protests to denounce the BJP-led government over the Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) and also the proposed National Register of Citizen (NRC).
3 IITs join chorus against crackdown on Jamia, AMU students
The premiere institutions - IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras and IIT Bombay are not the regular ones to join protests and usually stay away from agitations.
Protests spread to BHU, Islamic seminary in Lucknow; 21 held in Aligarh
Internet services in Aligarh, Saharanpur and Meerut stand suspended, a day after protests broke out in certain parts of the state, including at AMU, against the citizenship law. Officials said at least 60 students were injured in the clashes. In agitation against the recently passed Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 21 people have been arrested at AMU.
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Ravinder Singh condemned the Act by calling it "anti-India".
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The is an insult to India's freedom fighters, Owaisi retorted, accusing the BJP-led government of working to marginalise Muslims in the country.
Anti-CAA stir: Violent protests rock Jamia, AMU; Bengal boils, uneasy calm in Assam
An uneasy calm prevailed in Assam, epicentre of the agitation, as curfew was relaxed in Guwahati and Dibrugarh for several hours following improvement in the situation but peaceful protests were held amid calls by the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) for resignation of its ministers.
After Jamia, Police uses brute force to quell protests at AMU
Soon after the protest 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.
View: Citizenship act has corrected a historic blunder
The CAB addresses only a part of the problem caused by the movement of peoples across international borders. There is still the outstanding issue of what to do with those whose presence in India is demonstrably illegal. It is finding a humane solution to that problem that should occupy the national attention now, not denying justice to those who sought the protection of Mother India.
View: India on a slippery slope towards an ethno-national state
The Statement of Objects and Reasons justifies the amendment by reference to the religious persecution of minorities in these countries, but the term persecution occurs nowhere in the text of the amended law, and an illegal migrant is not required to establish that s/he was driven out by religious persecution.
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Influential Muslim voices were specially invited or consulted before the decision was taken. While four voices were strictly against filing of the review, everyone voted against the principle of accepting the land.
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