Delhi police could have fired in self-defense: sources about Jamia's violence

NEW DELHI: Contrary to previous claims that the police did not fire during the violent protest against the Citizenship Law (Amendment) on December 15 in the national capital, the main sources are now admitting that the police could have shot in self-defense in the area where protesters went crazy and resorted to vandalism and intentional fire

However, sources said there were no shots in the Jamia area.

Police sources clarified that the alleged video that went viral, in which a policeman is seen with his gun, is being investigated and appears to be from the Mathura road area. Police said the firearm appears to have been taken out in self-defense.

On December 15, several students and police personnel were injured in the confrontation, which broke out between protesters and police during the demonstration.

Several private and public vehicles were burned during the violence and the police were attacked with stones, after which they fired tear gas shells. Police then said he had to enter the university to catch the violent protesters.

The reopening of Jamia Millia Islamia is scheduled on January 6 after a winter holiday, after which the semi-annual exam will begin.

The university team closed on December 16 after protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Law became violent on December 15. He also canceled the exams and declared vacations until January 5.