Clashes broke out between student groups at Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi on October 22. Student groups accuse the administration of using violence to ‘distract’ protesters after hundreds marched to VC Najma Akhtar’s office. All India Students’ Association allege goons were ‘hired’ to attack students while Pinjra Tod, a women’s collective of students, alleges female students had been manhandled and assaulted.
Students had gheraoed the Vice-Chancellor’s office Monday, following which they alleged they were beaten up.
However, the Jamia administration denied the allegations.
They said it was a “scuffle” that “broke out between the group of students” and that the “protesting students damaged vehicles parked in the complex where they have laid the siege”.
“A group of students backed by some student organisations gheraoed the V-C’s office, laid siege to the office complex and physically blocked all the gates of exit,” the university alleged in a statement, adding that the students refused to reason with teachers as well.