Two AMU students arrested in connection to anti-CAA protests

Students gathered at VC lodge, Image Courtesy: social media

News: Uttar Pradesh police arrested two students of Aligarh Muslim University, Farhan Zuberi and Ravish Ali Khan, on May 28 in connection to protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Ravish has been released by the local police, but Farhan was sent to jail in Aligarh.

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  • “We were driving fast, the police stopped our car and threw the barricade towards our car in such a way that the side-view mirror fell and hit on my hand. I have got injuries but none very serious,” Ravish told The Quint.
  • Farhan has been charged with attempt to murder, sedition and criminal intimidation, as confirmed by SHO Madrak police station.
  • The context within which these students have been arrested is of significance— during the fourth phased of the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, several protestors and dissenters have been arrested.
  • Earlier in the day, some students had also gathered at the AMU VC lodge, maintaining social distance, and demanded their release.
  • The police has been criticised for using the pandemic and lockdown as an opportunity to curb voices of dissent against CAA and NRC as the national attention continues to be on coronavirus related reports. 
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