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The Delhi High Court will be hearing pleas in matters concerning recent violent incidents in the Jamia Milia Islamia University (Jamia) and Aligarh Muslim University shortly.
The matter is being head by a Bench comprising of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had directed that all petitions on the issue be taken to the concerned High Courts, which may then take a call whether an independent enquiry committee may be set up to probe the issue.
Delhi High Court begins hearing the plea seeking a fact-finding committee into the Jamia incident.
Court takes up the third matter
Senior Advocate Indira Jaising makes submissions
Post Lunch Session
Court takes up the next case. Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves makes submissions
Senior Advocate Salman Khurshid addresses the Court.
Senior Advocate N Hariharan begins for another petitioner seeks safeguarding of evidence in the case.
It was intimated yesterday that the Bench led by the Delhi High Court Chief Justice would take up the matter today. The prayers that are being made before the Delhi High Court include the constitution of a fact finding committee comprising former Supreme Court or High Court Judges, a direction of no coercive action against the students pursuant to any FIR registered against them till the Committee gives its findings, a direction to provide medical assistance to all injured students along with compensation and a direction against the Delhi Police not to enter University premises without the requisite permission from the authorities.
Jamia University witnessed strong action from Delhi Police following an anti-Citizenship Act demonstrations in its campus which resulted in more than 50 students being detained at the Kalka Ji Police station and leaving several injured.
As per reports, Jamia Millia Islamia Chief Proctor Waseem Ahmed Khan has claimed that the Delhi Police entered the campus forcibly without any permission and beat up staff members and students who were forced to leave the campus.
The situation in Jamia and its surrounding areas remained tense as Police reportedly resorted to blocking the University’s entry and exit gates and used tear gas shells, lathi-charge on the protesting students. On Sunday night, hundreds of students in the city staged a protest against police action on students in front of the Delhi Police Headquarters.