Nadwa College Tense as Protests Continue Against Citizenship Amendment Act, Campus Gate Shut by Lucknow Police From Outside
Heavy police deployment outside Nadwa campus in Lucknow (Photo Credits: ANI)

Lucknow, December 16: Protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act continued at Lucknow's Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama (Nadwa College) on Monday morning with administration deploying a large of police personnel outside the campus. Students gathered in large numbers at Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. They also raised slogans in support of students of the Jamia Millia Islamia University. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Pleas on Violence Against Students at Jamia and AMU on Tuesday Only if ‘Rioting Stops’.

During the protest, unknown people also resorted to stone-pelting. "There was stone pelting for about 30 seconds when around 150 people had come out to protest and raise slogans. The situation is normal now. Students are going back to their classrooms," Lucknow Superintendent of Police Kalanidhi Naithani told news agency ANI. Police shut the gate of Nadwa colleges in a bid to stop students from marching on streets. Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia Questions Delhi Police's Role in 'Setting DTC Bus on Fire' During Jamia Protests Against CAA, Demands Probe.

Late on Sunday night, a huge crowd gathered inside the Nadwa campus soon after reports emerged that students of the Jamia Millia Islamia University and Aligarh Muslim University were beaten by police personnel. Students trooped out of their hostel gate late night and marched for at least 10 minutes. Police then intervened and pushed them back inside the college premises. "There was no extraordinary law and order breach, but security has been beefed up around the campus," Circle Officer Mahanagar, Sonam Kumar told TOI.

Following violent protests allegedly by a section of students of Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi cops stormed into the varsity campus and allegedly assaulted students. A similar incident was reported from Aligarh Muslim University where students have been asked to vacate their hostel rooms at the earliest as the AMU has been closed till January 5. The clashes between the AMU students and the police on Sunday night left more than 30 students and ten policemen injured.