While the students dubbed them as “raids”, police officials maintained that they were part of routine checks being conducted in that area ahead of Independence Day. “This is a breach of students’ constitutional rights. What is the fear of security from students that they are conducting raids in hostels,” a protesting student said.
The students gheraoed the Chief Proctor Mehtab Alam’s office and shouted slogans against him for allegedly allowing police on campus. Jamia officials maintained that the police authorities visited the campus for routine verification. While Students organisations and student of Jamia took to streets and Social media to criticize the move. NSUI and Campus Front issues condemning statements.
Campus Front’s National General Secretary PV Shuhaib (who is a Student of JMI) Said “We condemn the police raids on Jamia . We demand Central government to back away from pursuing a communally charged agenda and apologise to students community on such arbitrary and unethical attacks on student hostels.”
NSUI’s National Working President and MCD member Amrita Dhawan posted a photo condemning this act as unwarranted and intolerable, on her FB page.
Hundreds of students have gathered in the University Campus. Massive Protest was held in the University campus against the raid of Boys Hostel by IB & Delhi Police. There was a palpable anger and resentment against this unconstitutional raid of JMI University Boys Hostel by IB & Delhi Police.
A Student Laeeq Ahmed wrote on Facebook “Just before 15th August, IB Raid at JMI is yet another attempt to tarnish institutions autonomy after JNU, HCU and other universities across the nation which is highly condemn, if there would be need to investigate any individual then the due process of law and order must be followed. Now Delhi Govt and centre must immediately intervene and restore the confidence of students, There is a huge anger among students found for this unconstitutional behavior of IB and Delhi police.”
Some Questioned How police was allowed and which are the other universities checked while many sarcastically asked what actually is Routine check?