Hundreds of Jamia Students, Residents Offer Funeral Prayer in Absentia for Those Killed in CAA Protests
Masihuzzama Ansari | India Tomorrow
NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 31— Hundreds of students of Jamia Millia Islamia and local residents offered funeral prayer in absentia for all those people killed during the protests against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in the last two weeks.
In UP alone, at least 20 Muslims were killed – some of them in police firing – on December 19 and 20 when protests turned violent.
In Karnataka also, two were killed in police firing during protests in Mangalore.
In Assam, at least five people were killed during the CAA protests.
Students of Jamia and local residents have been continuously protesting against CAA and central government move to conduct nationwide updation of NRC (National Register of Citizens).
On December 13 and 15, Jamia students’ protests had turned violent. In retaliation, the police had barged into the campus and brutally assaulted students – many of the students got their hands or legs broken, many others got injuries on heads. One student who was studying in the library was hit in the eye and he lost vision in his left eye.
CAA, passed by the Parliament on December 11, would grant Indian citizenship to illegal migrants of only Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Jain and Parsee communities living in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.