Delhi HC Notice To Centre On Plea In Jamia Violence

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NEW DELHI – The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notic­es on a petition filed by a Jamia Millia Islamia student seeking compensation of Rs 2 crore for injuries he sustained during December 15 violence.

In the petition, student named Shayyan Mujeeb asserted that he received injuries after the protest against Citizenship (Amend­ment) Act turned violent.

Mujeeb contended that he spent over Rs 2.5 Lakh on med­ical treatment.

The court issued notices to Cen­tral government and Delhi Police on his petition. They have to sub­mit their response by May 27.

The counsel, appearing for Mujeeb, told the court that his client has fractured both his legs and will limp for life. The Centre, however, objected to his claim.

“There is a CCTV footage for the library,” the counsel re­torted.

Protests against the newly-enacted Citizenship Amend­ment Act (CAA) had turned violent on December 15 near Delhi’s Jamia Nagar.

As many as 14 buses were burnt and 20 private vehicles were torched in that violence.

Sixty seven people, including 31 police officers, sustained inju­ries and a total of 47 persons, in­cluding students, were detained.

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