Protesting AMU students lathicharged

They were protesting over disappearance of JNU student Najeeb

Published - January 02, 2017 01:01 am IST - Meerut:

The Uttar Pradesh police on Saturday lathicharged Aligarh Muslim University students who were protesting over disappearance of a JNU student, Najeeb. Over 150 students were detained.

According to Senior Superintendent of Police, Aligarh, Rajesh Pandey, the students did not have permission to stage the protest.

“We used mild force because the police had to prevent the students from blocking the rail traffic. An FIR has been registered against 150 students,” Mr. Pandey said.

The AMU students’ union, however, alleged that the police used brutal force on the peacefully protesting students. The students took out a march to protest against the “unjustified and undemocratic” police action.

According to Faizul Hassan, AMUSU president, several students sustained injuries and some of them head injuries and fractures.

He demanded action against the police personnel responsible for the “unprovoked lathi charge.”

The AMUSU had earlier submitted a memorandum demanding a CBI probe into the disappearance of Najeeb Ahmad. Nazeeb has been missing since October 15 from the JNU campus allegedly since he was seen engaged in a scuffle with some ABVP students in his hostel.

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