Jamia Millia, Aligarh Muslim University Matter to be Heard by The Supreme Court

jamia millia protest on citizenship amendment act 2019

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of India will be hearing the matter of violence at the Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University where students have been protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) 2019.

Indira Jaising, Senior Advocate, today requested the Honourable Chief Justice of India (CJI) S A Bobde to take “Sou Motu Cognizance” of the police actions against the university students. The Supreme Court’s Bench said it will take up the “Sou Motu Cognizance” matter on Tuesday, however, they warned that the violence, protests, and the destruction of public property will not be tolerated any further.

Chief Justice S A Bobde said “Supreme Court won’t be bullied, can’t be held to ransom while public properties are destroyed. Just because they are students, they can’t take law in their own hands”.

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Following the protests in a series of tweets, DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) said gates of 6 metro stations have been closed and metro trains will not be stopping at those metro stations.

The Metro Stations were: Jamia Millia Islamia, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Lok Kalyan Marg, and Janpath.

However entry and exit gates at the Central Secretariat were open at around 6:00 pm in the evening.

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University and Colleges from all across India have come out in support of the students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University. JNU and IIM Ahmedabad are now amongst the protestors against the CAA and also against the violence acts on the students.

The Supreme Court also said that on the 18th of December, it will hear a batch of petitions that challenge the validity of CAA 2019.



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