3 Years Since Delhi Police Accused Jamia Students Of Rioting, Chargesheets Reveal They May Have No Case

A violent protest in New Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University three years ago on 13 December 2019 started the two-month agitation against India’s contentious new citizenship law. Now, as the State asks for repeated adjournments and a court frames charges, the Delhi police, according to court filings, appear to lack evidence against the students of Jamia because statements of the accused and witnesses were recorded after a year, there are no independent eyewitnesses and there are inconsistencies between the FIR, police witness statements and the oral arguments.

03 Feb 2023        BETWA SHARMA