The controversial matter of Jamia Milia Islamia University

A division bench consisting of Chief Justice D.N Patel & Justice Prateek Jalan continued the hearing of the matter of Jamia Milia Islamia in reference to the police brutalities during the protests against Citizens Amendment Act, 2019.

Mohammed Minhajuddin, a bright student from a small village of Bihar, pursuing the course of LLM, who got blind in one eye alleged the police for their irresponsible actions. With the help of his advocate, Siddharth Seem, claim for an exemplary compensation worth Rs.5 Crore.

According to the petitioner’s testimony, “Police were dragging students out of the toilets in order to beat them. He received blows on his head and his left eye. Police refused to assist the person whose eye was bleeding.”

According to advocate Seem, Mohammed was not among the protesters, instead he was studying in the library. The police crashed into the place. Similar to this case, advocate Sneha Mukherjee appeared on behalf of the students who suffered major leg injuries during the protest.

Aman Lekhi, the Additional Solicitor General, spoke against the arguments of the petitioner and argued that this case is not maintainable and the high court should not interfere as the charge sheets have already been submitted before the Trial Court.

Therefore, the matter got adjourned till August 14.

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