Miscreants raise “goli maro…’ slogan near Jamia

New Delhi: Miscreants gathered near the Jamia Millia Islamia University and raised objectionable slogans on Tuesday. They were carrying national flags and shouted “Jai Shri Ram” and “goli maro….” slogans.

PTI quoted Hafeez Azmi, a Jamia student protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) at the university, as saying, “The group came walking from the Sukhdev Vihar side and shouting slogans. They deliberately stopped at the barricade near gate no. 1, where the main protest is going on. They were there for more than 10 minutes, chanting ”Jai Shri Ram” and shouting ”goli maro….” The police were standing right there.”

In the video clips shown by some students, a few policemen could be seen walking along with the group of men while the latter were raising objectionable slogans.

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Around 50 to 60 men could be seen, in one of the clips, walking on the road opposite to the university, carrying national flags and shouting slogans. Slowing down near gate no. 1 before stopping near the barricade, they raised “goli maro…” slogan.

According to PTI, the men were former students of the university and were part of a pro-CAA group.

Students told that the police personnel present at the spot subsequently asked them to disperse and took them towards Sukhdev Vihar.

Following the incident, officials from the Jamia university proctor’s office and Jamia Nagar police station visited the spot to check on the security arrangements.

The student-protesters questioned the role of Delhi Police who had been claiming that it had provided security to them. They rued that despite police assurance, incidents of sloganeering and firing were not coming to an end.

The agency quoted Arifa Khan, a Jamia student, as saying, “These are provocative incidents where Hindutva hardliners are sending radicalised youngsters and groups to disturb the peaceful protests at Jamia and Shaheen Bagh. If the protests are baseless, as has been claimed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, why is he mentioning Shaheen Bagh again and again and his men are sending miscreants to the protest sites?”

The group of men were detained for a few minutes but soon let them off.

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