Semester exams of Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University has been cancelled. Notice from the Jamia’s Controller of Examinations stated that the dates will be decided after consulting with the students.
Jamia Millia Islamia University Semester Exams Cancelled
“On the demand of the protesting students, the Vice-Chancellor in consultation with Deans, HoDs and other officials announced that the ongoing semester exams stand cancelled till further notice.” read notice from the office.
The cancellation was due to the ongoing protests due the police crackdown in the campus on December 15. Police had entered the campus as violence flared due to citizenship amendment act. Police had gheraoed the library and smashed the windows as around 60 students were still inside, said the students.
Many students surrounded the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Najma Akhtar, on Monday demanding action against the police. As no FIR has been registered from the December violence, the students demanded that they will continue with their protest until the police that action against the violence.
Akhtar said on Monday, the National Human Rights Commission has started inquiry of the incident and the team had visited the university to record the statements of the victims.
Police had cracked down the campus and those injured were also not allowed to get medical attention by the police, said the students.
Located in Jamia Nagar in New Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamia University is a public central university. Originally established at Aligarh in United Provinces(Uttar Pradesh), during British rule in 1920, it became a Central University by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1988.