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The protests against Citizenship Amendment Act intensified in New Delhi as thousands of people gathered at Jantar Mantar and Assam Bhawan to call an end to 'religious profiling'

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Anti- protests LIVE updates: Violent protests against Citizenship Amendment Act are "deeply distressing”, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as tensions ran high across India today against the contentious legislation.
As many as 50 students of Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia university were released early Monday after being detained by the police for over six hours. Jamia Millia Islamia Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar asserted that the university would not tolerate police presence on campus and demanded a high-level inquiry into the crackdown on the students.
"Police entered the campus without permission. We will not tolerate police presence on campus. They scared our students with police brutality. There has been huge damage to university property," Akhtar said at a press conference.

Students of IIM Bangalore, IISc Bangalore, Moulana Azad Urdu University in Hyderabad, Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi and Kolkata’s Jadavpur University also held demonstrations in solidarity with the Jamia students. Meanwhile, Assam has resumed internet after shutting down services to quell rumours last week.


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First Published: Mon, December 16 2019. 07:42 IST