VIDEO: Dozens injured, 50 held as students' march against citizenship bill turns violent in Delhi - GulfToday

VIDEO: Dozens injured, 50 held as students' march against citizenship bill turns violent in Delhi

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Students shout slogans as they a protest against the citizenship bill outside the Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi on Friday. Reuters

A march by Left-wing students belonging to Jamia Millia Islamia university to Parliament turned violent on Friday after Delhi police in a bid to stop the protest lathi-charged the protesters.

The students belonging to the All India Students' Association (AISA) were protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which has now become a law.

Several media personnel were also injured in the students-police face-off.

The students' march was also joined by locals, sources said, adding the crowd threw stones at policemen who responded by firing teargas shells in which some students wre injured.

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Students stand amidst the tear gas during a protest against the citizenship bill  outside the Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi on Friday. Reuters

Around fifty protesters have been detained and taken to Jaitpur and Badarpur police stations.

"Initially, minor force was used to disperse the protesters, but within minutes the crowd returned with stones in hand. Many of our men have been injured in the stone pelting," said a senior police officer.

The students, however, blamed the police for the violence as they said that lathi-charge and teargas were used on the protestors without any provocation.

"The police launched an attack on us and teargas was used frequently," said Meharban, a student of the Jamia Millia Islamia.

Inndo-Asian News Service