New Delhi, December 16: Supreme Court on Monday said that it will hear the plea on violence against students at Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi and Aligarh Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, December 17. Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said that the matter would be taken up tomorrow only if there the "rioting" stops. Jamia Millia Islamia University Standoff: 50 Students, Detained During Anti-CAA Protests, Released by Police, Delhi Metro Services Resume at All Stations.
"We will determine the rights but not in the atmosphere of riots, let all of this stop and then we will take suo motu cognizance. We are not against rights and peaceful demonstrations," said the Chief Justice. CAA Protests Reaches From Jamia to Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, AMU Administration Suspends Varsity Functions Till January 5.
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Supreme Court lawyers Indira Jaising and Colin Gonsalves requested the apex court to look into the violence against students and appoint two retired judges to the two universities to investigate the matter.
Blaming the students for taking the “law and order in their hands”, the CJI said that if they want to take to the streets, take to the streets but they should not approach the apex court.
In a violent protest against the new citizenship act in New Friends’ Colony near Jamia University, protesters torched up four public buses and two police vehicles on Sunday evening. In the incident, six policemen and two fire officials were injured.
Soon after the violence, Delhi Police entered the Jamia campus forcibly and detained students. As many as 50 detained students were released on Monday morning even as the situation the university remained tense.
Meanwhile, Two First Information Report (FIR) over property damage and riots have been registered by Police in connection with violence during protests in Jamia Nagar.
The protests are taking place across the country against the new citizenship act, which makes it easier for non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to become Indian citizens.