Jamia Millia Islamia incident – opposition leaders met President Kovind

Jamia Millia Islamia incident – opposition leaders met President Kovind

Jamia Millia Islamia incident – opposition leaders met President Kovind. Image Courtesy – The Week

The representatives of 14 opposition parties met President of India Ram Nath Kovind regarding the brutal incident that happened at Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi. The delegation of the opposition parties led by Sonia Gandhi approached the President and demanded that the government should repeal the Citizenship Act.

The opposition leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, said that the manner in which police cracked down on protesting students at Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University was a medieval atrocity.

In a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said that the government has shown extreme brutality at Jamia Millia University. Students have been beaten in the students’ toilets inside the university premises. Sonia added, “The Modi government wants to choke the voice of the common man. This government cannot tolerate any criticism. They want to divide the country in the name of religion.”

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kapil Sibal, Trinamool Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury and CPI leader D Raja were among the opposition delegation led by Sonia Gandhi.

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Despite opposing the Trinamool in the state, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury was seen next to Derek in the all-India issue. He also said, “We have acknowledged the President about the anger of the people. We hope that President will do something by talking to the constitutional head of government.”

Derek O’Brien said that they have conveyed their message to the President that the whole country was on fire for a particular law. The central government has been escalating tensions. The government needed to repeal this law immediately to fix the situation. The way the law has been passed has struck at the fundamental section of our country’s constitution.

Sonia Gandhi expressed her anguish on the matter of how the police dealt with the peaceful demonstrations. The police got entry into the Jamia women’s hostel and dragged the women students out. The police mercilessly beat the students. We should not forget that peaceful demonstration is their constitutional right as is ours.

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