DU detained CAA protest

55 students were detained at the DU campus ahead of a protest against CAA. Many students affiliated with the left-leaning AISA had organized a protest against the implementation of the CAA, as announced by the Center on Monday.

DU detains students following CAA protest

Police detained around 55 students on Tuesday. This was following their demonstration against the enforcement of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at the Delhi University Arts Faculty, authorities reported. Numerous students associated with the left-affiliated AISA organized the protest against the Center’s notification of the CAA on Monday. CAA protest at DU ends with detained students.

AISA-led Protest Against CAA Implementation

Manik Gupta, the president of the AISA unit at Delhi University, asserted that the police detained the students even before the protest began. He alleged that the police detained numerous students who were merely standing outside the Arts Faculty without participating in the protest solely on suspicion. He asserted that the police subjected the students to brutal treatment.

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Relocation of Protesting Students by Authorities

Deputy Commissioner of Police (north) M. K. Meena announced this to PTI. As a precautionary measure, authorities relocated around 50 to 55 protesting students against the CAA from the Central Library of Delhi University (opposite the Arts Faculty). They will be released shortly.

He refuted all allegations of police brutality towards the students. He declared them unfounded. They had aditionally recorded everything on video.

Protests at Jamia Millia Islamia

Protests have also erupted on various university campuses. This includes Jamia Millia Islamia, following the notification of the CAA.

Students’ organizations convened a press conference at Jamia. They are calling for the repeal of the Act. They also appealed for the release of all students who were charged in the anti-CAA protests nearly four years ago.

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CAA announcement overview

On Monday, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs issued the regulations for the CAA. They approve its enforcement.

According to the regulations, persecuted non-Muslim migrants—Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis, and Christians—from three nations, namely Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, will qualify for Indian citizenship.

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