Nagpur: Condemning the police crackdown on students of Jamia Millia University on Sunday, Uddhav Thackeray, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra said that the brutal act reminded him of Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Speaking to the media at Vidhan Bhawan in Nagpur, the former ally of BJP came down heavily on the central government and police personnel who took charge on the students who were protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
“The way police barged into the university premises reminded me of Jallianwala Bagh massacre,” he said. Uddhav then questioned the government if they are trying to create the same atmosphere which prevailed during the freedom fight. “There cannot be peace in the country where its youth are angry. Youth power is explosive and I urge the government not to ignite it,” he added. Tensions rose high on Sunday at the premises of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) with the students turning violent with the police personnel to use batons and tear gas to disperse them. The move received outrage from across the nation for rounding up students and forcing them to leave the campus.