Jamia protesters detained on way to Parliament

New Delhi: Scores of Jamia Millia students and residents of Jamia Nagar on Monday got into a scuffle with police after they were stopped from carrying an anti-CAA march towards Parliament.

The protest call was given by the Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC), an organisation of Jamia students and alumni.

Despite repeated appeals from the police and the varsity authorities, the protesters refused to end their agitation. Police said the protesters did not have permission to march towards Parliament.

Amid heavy deployment of security personnel in and around the university, the protesters, including several women, began their march from Jamia’s gate no 7.

The protesters raised slogans like “Kagaz Nahi Dikhayenge’ (We will not show documents) and “Jab Nahi Dare Hum Goron Se Toh Kyun Dare Hum Auron Se” (When we did not fear the British, why should we fear others).

Men formed a human chain on either sides of roads as women walked ahead, waving the tricolour and raising slogans of “Halla Bol”.

“It has been two months since we are protesting. No one from the government has come to talk to us, so we want to go to talk to them,” said burqa-clad Zeba Anhad.

Those opposing the CAA contend that it discriminates on the basis of religion and violates the Constitution.