Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra along with the senior party leaders Randeep Surjewala and Ghulam Nabi Azad sat for a two-hour dharna at India Gate to show solidarity with the students of Jamia Millia Islamia who were been vandalised and forced to leave the campus from the early hours of Sunday. Alleging the Delhi police to have turned into puppets in the hands of the central government, Priyanka called for a judicial inquiry into the violence. She also stated that she along with a few opposition leaders would meet President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday regarding the same. KC Venugopal, AK Antony, PL Punia, Ahmed Patel were also seen taking part in the protest with student leaders from Jamia Millia Islamia & Aligarh Muslim University.
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Tensions rose high with almost sixty students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) getting injured in the clashes between the students and the police on Sunday. While the agitations have been going on from November 9 against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, situations in New Delhi took a violent turn at once with the students setting DTC buses and a fire tender ablaze in New Friends’ Colony in southeast Delhi. Abdul Hamid, the Registrar at AMU stated that everything was under control until Sunday evening after which a few of the students with the support of protestors from out of the campus started pelting stones. The angry mob then set four public buses and two police vehicles ablaze, reportedly. “We are arrangements to evacuate the campus and the university will remain shut till January 5.”