People were admitted in hospital with bullet wounds
Brutality of Delhi Police is the talk of town from east to west. Protestors faced massive life-threatening response from the Police. Many footages suggest very alarming elements, in which people standing at side of police with Police Jackets but without Police uniform.
Four days after violence rocked Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia during a protest over the Citizenship Amendment Act, new videos showing policemen, with their guns out, raises questions about the police’s claims that they did not fire at protesters.
Students in Delhi have condemned their “barbaric” treatment at the hands of police who stormed a peaceful protest against the new citizenship bill over the weekend, injuring dozens.
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, students who were caught up from Delhi’s predominately Muslim Jamia Millia Islamia University – which turned violent after police descended on the campus firing teargas and rubber bullets and beating demonstrators with batons.
Mohammad Mustafa, who is studying for an MBA, alleged he was “beaten mercilessly and I fell unconscious”. He said he was taken to a police station. “They made us sit on the cold floor. I was not given any treatment although I felt like I was going to die.”
The students at JMI had gathered to protest against the citizenship act, which was passed by parliament last week, which they say is discriminatory against Muslims. Under the legislation, tens of thousands of Hindu, Christian, Jain, Buddhist and Sikh migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan will be allowed to claim Indian citizenship. The same will not apply for Muslims as the act’s backers say they do not face oppression in those countries.
Images from the city’s Seelampur area showed stone-throwing crowds confronting police officers. Police retaliated with tear gas and batons. Apart from this incidents of storming into versity spoke volume of the violence carried out by the Police.
A hospital spokesperson said two people were admitted with bullet wounds, according to local media – something denied by police.
Media has seen the medical report of a third person – who said he was a passer-by, not a protester – who thought he had been shot in his thigh.