Tension erupted during the anti-CAA protest march from Jamia Millia Islamia to Parliament on Monday, February 10.

Jamia Millia Parliament march
Jamia Millia Parliament march

A scuffle ensued when police confronted the protesters who tried to push forward towards Parliament. In the melee that ensued, many from both sides fainted.

Jamia Coordination Committee's (JCC) protest march against CAA, NRC, & NPR, from Jamia to Parliament, stopped by security forces near Holy Family Hospital in Okhla.

Coming up against four layers of barricades and massive security deployment, some of the protesters tried to climb over the barricades. But they met with stiff resistance from the police.

Shoes hurled at police

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Jamia Millia Islamia teachers under the banner of Jamia Teachers' Association, participate in a candlelight protest march against CAA.IANS

When shoes were hurled at the police from inside the ranks of the protesters, the organisers quickly stepped in to tell the protesters not to indulge in violence.

'I appeal to students to move back' 

Jamia Millia Islamia Chief Proctor Waseem Ahmad said, "I request both students and police to deal with the situation in a calm manner. I appeal to students to move back." 

The anti-CAA march from Jamia Millia Islamia to Parliament began behind schedule on Monday amid heavy security deployment. The police had earlier denied permission to the protesters for the march.

The march to Parliament was called by the Jamia Coordination Committee against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

A similar march on January 30 had created a controversy after a man raising pro-CAA slogans opened fire injuring a protesting student.