Priyanka Gandhi: The attack on students is tyrannical

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On Sunday, some university students in Delhi faced police action following a huge brawl during their protest march against the new Indian citizenship law

Indian Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has described the cops’ attack on students at Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University in Delhi as tyrannical.

She made the statement while showing solidarity with the students’ silent protest in front of India Gate on Sunday.

While accusing the government of impairing Constitution, she said: “The government has dealt a blow to the Constitution. It is an attack on the soul of the nation. It is the students’ right to protest.” 

On Sunday, the university students faced police action following a huge brawl during their protest march against the new Indian citizenship law. 

Priyanka furthered: “I am a mother too. Police entered into their library, dragged them out, and thrashed them up. This is tyranny.”

During the two-hour silent protest, Priyanka was surrounded by around 300 party leaders and workers. 

The Congress, along with other opposition parties, called for a judicial inquiry into the violence.

They alleged that Delhi police followed the government’s orders and tried to suppress the voice of students with hollow dictatorship.

Earlier on Sunday, hundreds of students gathered near the Delhi police headquarters and blocked traffic. However, they dispersed when police released the detained students of Jamia Millia Islamia.

Violence erupted between the protesters and the police when the law enforcement agency barged into the Jamia campus without permission and detained around 100 students.

This led to the protesters torching buses and two-wheelers. Following that, police used batons and tear gas to control the crowd. 

However, both the students and the university authority denied any involvement in the violence, alleging that locals who joined the march were responsible.