As students started their protest on the Jamia campus over the alleged “surprise checks” by the Delhi Police which the administration maintained that the police authorities visited the campus for routine verification, words started spreading like wildfire with reporters turning up on the spot.
Within 60 minutes of the protest several Urdu as well as reporters of TV channels turned up at the spot to know what really happened, said an eyewitness, adding that Times Now reporter too landed on the campus. It was then that protesting students started shouting anti-channel slogans, claimed the eyewitness, adding that after taking a bite the reporter left the spot.
It is to be noted that during a debate on the TV channel a former Jamia student Asad Ashraf, who now works as a journalist, had claimed that during a debate over controversial Batla House encounter he was called a cover for terror outfit Indian Mujahideen. Following which he had launched a campaign on the social media drumming up support from many and Jamia students also.
PTI reports: While the students dubbed them as “raids”, police officials maintained that they were part of routine checks being conducted in that area ahead of Independence Day.
“This is a breach of students’ constitutional rights. What is the fear of security from students that they are conducting raids in hostels,” a protesting student said.
Jamia officials maintained that the police authorities visited the campus for routine verification.
Till the filing of the report the protest the situation was under control with crowd thinning but students continue to express their shock over the development, according to sources.