Jamia Alumni Demand Immediate Release Of Students Protesting Against CAB

We, the alumni of Jamia Millia Islamia, strongly condemn the violence and brutality meted out by the Delhi police against the students of the university on December 13, 2019, in New Delhi. There is ample evidence through photographs, videos and ground reports that confirm that the police deliberately injured several students with batons, tear gas, shoes, and stones.

While many students have suffered serious head injuries and fractures, dozens of them have been picked up by the Delhi Police and taken to various police stations in the city.

The students were peacefully protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 passed by the Indian government on December 12, 2019. The Act sets religion as a legal criterion for Indian citizenship. It is not only sectarian in nature but also against the democratic ethos of India.

Many of us have not only acquired excellent professional skills from the university but also learned essential life lessons of co-existing, respecting and upholding the plurality and diversity that exists in India.

It is the democratic right of students to protest. The violent actions of the police on the instructions of the Central government are absolute violations of the fundamental rights of Indian citizens.

We demand:

  1. Immediate release of the detained students
  2. Action and inquiry against the police brutality
  3. Rollback of the Citizenship Amendment Bill

Signed by:

Mahtab Alam

Sania Ahmed

Sumaira Rizvi

Ramsha Alam

Daud Arif

Iffat

Areeba Naseem

Saima Hussain

Umar Khan

Megha Panicker

Tejan Mitra

Sarah Rifai

Raza Ansari

Azra Qaisar

Pratishtha Parasher

Manisha Madpathi

Ubaid Aziz

Moniza Hafizee

Amlan Bhattacharya

Soham Bhattacharya

Junaid Hussain Khan

Ankit Sati

Shivangi Iyer

Mandrika Sarkar

Soumya Sharma

Shefali Vyas

Arnav Nanduri

Sabeeha Alam

Wamika Singh

Zaki Hussain

Somprabh

Zainab R Haque

Shabnoor Irshad

Dheeraj Mishra

Piyush Nagpal

Zainab Abrar

Aishwarya Kumar

Raqeeb Raza<

Arshi Chauhan

Ruqaiyya Khan

Aman Kaul

Nikita Saxena

Aishwarya Iyer

Zaki Hussain

Sahiba Khan

Avalokita Dutt

Payel Majumdar

Smrithi Sundaresan

Rituparna Biswas

Yasmin Menon

Zeeshan Khan

Tausif Hazarika

Pritam Roy

Ayesha Fatima Aslam

Aman Ajay Pandey

Verda Subzwari

Huda

Aafreen Khan

Adnan Khan

Rashi Goyal

Ershad Ahmad

Devang Chaturvedi

Faizan Khan

Md Qaiser Reza

Abrar Ahmed Ansari

Ahmed Safi Ansari

Nitika Kakka

Ritika Bhatia

Ria Mukherjee

Nisha Singh

Badushah

Ihsan Iqbal

Sharique Ahmed

Midhat ullah hasni

Sumaiya Ali

Priyanka Bansal

Shadab Moizee

Asma Rafat

Salma Rehman

Qazi Zaidi

Amina Razzack

Jyoti Singh Rathore

Javed Sultan

Neha Dixit

M Reyaz

Salik Ahmad

Maariyah Siddique

Sheeba Naaz

Asad Rehman

Karan Singh

Karan Prashant Singh

Saiam Hasan

Mohd Sameer Khan

M Basit

Sadia Akhtar

Azam Abbas

Padmaja Venkataraman

Zoya Rasul

Mirza Arif Beg

Ekta Handa

Esha Paul

Yusra Husain

Reema Behl

Syed Sauban

Aban Usmani

Sania Ashraf

Shakti Hiranyagarbha

Mahpara Kabir

Tahira Noor Khan

Subasri Krishnan

Sana Amir

Anubhav chakraborty

Basit Aijaz

Mahpara Kabir

Aamir Hassan Khan

Waqar Akhtar

Amit Mahanti

Aftab Shaikh

Neyaz Farouqee

Furquan Ameen

Tuba Ahmed

Rashid Abbasi

Athar Mohi ud din Rather

Ahla Khan

Ana Hasan

Sanskriti Pandey

Saransh Sharma

Hera Sajid

Sadiya Suhail

Mohebat E Uzma

Shivam Rastogi

Hanan Muhammad

Mehvish Rather

Shambhav Pande

Akhil Vishnu Nair

Ambika Sinha

Akriti Suman

Mohammad Alamullah

Mrigashree Pant

Athar Rather

Hunar Katoch

Danish Raza

Saema Haidery

Mohammad Umair

Kshitij EM

Nitendra Singh

Manya

Shashank Narula

Asad Hussain

Tavanpal Singh

Zarafshan Shiraz

Debalin Roy

Arunima Gururani

Rajat Mishra

Samreen Farooqui

Saba Dewan

Kunal Majumder

Majid Alam

Asad Ashraf

Yusra Khan

Maryam Zehra

Areeb Rizvi

Shah Kamal

Rahul Roy

Samina Mishra

Mayank Chawla

Syed Suhaib

Iqbal Munawwar

Sufiyan Farroqui

Khyati Gupta

Nabeela

Piyusha Gupta

Tuba Sultana

Niharika Awasthi

Nabeela Paniyath

Akriti Rastogi

Muhammad Asad

Md Kamran Ahmad

Aditi Chaudhari

Aishwarya Kandpal

Ishani Dey

Priyanka Verma

Syed Saad Ahmed

Taha Siddiqui

Ishita Das

Brahm Prakash

Lubna Siddiqui

Mahibul Haque

Ali Rizvi

Srijan Chawla

Tazeen Qureshy

Zeba Khan

Akriti Rastogi

Muhammad Asad

Mohammad Alamullah

Md Kamran Ahmad

Aditi Chaudhari

Aishwarya Kandpal

Ishani Dey

Priyanka Verma

Syed Saad Ahmed

Akriti Suman

Mrigashree Pant

Parvati Balagopalan

Anam Mittra

Karan Anand

Madhureeta Anand

Ritu Kapur

Sana Fazili

Arshad Siddiqui

Mohd Zaheer Abidi

Sunbul Shafaque

Nausheen Qadeer Shaikh

Zishan Ibrahim

Vatsala Singh

Vikas Satho

Sabeela Rasheed

Vishank Singh

Shubham Koul

Neha Sethi

Akshata Mishra

Raghu Kalra

Featured image source: Azhar Amim/Facebook.
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