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Jamia VC at protesting site on campus

Jamia vice chancellor professor Talat Ahmad has just now landed at the protesting site to talk with protesting students, according to eyewitnesses.

IMG-20160815-WA0108The protest had errupted on the campus on August 13 against sudden raid on hostel by police an allegation that has been refuted by police officials.

Since then some Jamia students have been protesting peacefully.

A day ago, Jamia wrote letter to top official. In a release issued by the university, it said taking exception to the plain-clothed Delhi Police personnel entering Jamia Millia Islamia premises without permission, the university authorities have written to the Delhi Police demanding suitable action against the erring personnel.

In a separate appeal to the students, the Dean of Students’ Welfare, Prof. Tasneem Meenai, informed them that no “raid’’ was conducted in the Hall of Residence for Boys by Delhi Police or Intelligence Bureau yesterday. 

She said that the DCP South East has been requested to take suitable action against the defaulting police personnel. Appealing to the students to maintain calm on campus she said that “we should work constructively to protect the image of the university.”

Prof. Mehtab Alam, Chief Proctor, JMI, in his letter to the DCP South East urged him to identify the police personnel involved in the incident and take suitable action against them. He further said that police staff should be advised to follow the instructions of the Chief Proctor on the university campus.

Eyewitnesses said the VC addressed the students and asked them to call off the protest.


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