Protests Against CAA: After Jamia Millia Islamia, Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh Muslim University Closed Till 5 January
Protests Against CAA: After Jamia Millia Islamia, Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh Muslim University Closed Till 5 JanuaryAligarh Muslim University (Photo by Rajat Sain/India Today Group/Getty Images)

After Delhi Based university Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), Uttar Pradesh based Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has also decided to close down till 5 January 2020, responding to protests against the amended Citisenship Act, reports Asian News International (ANI).

AMU students mounted a violent protest against the police crackdown on students in Jamia Milia in Delhi.

Cops used tear gas shells and lathi-charged students to disperse the mob. Angry policemen were also seen breaking the motorbikes parked outside the AMU campus.

Additional forces have been rushed in from adjoining districts. Rapid Action Force has also been deployed in the campus.

According to reports, a large number of students had collected outside the administrative block late on Sunday evening and pelted stones at the police. The protestors shouted abusive slogans against the police.

Efforts to pacify the AMU students by the AMU officials proved futile and the agitationists continued to pelt students.

Two policemen along with a senior police and several journalists were injured in the violence, according to reports.

Senior police officials have reached the AMU and firing was reported from inside the campus.

Earlier, AMU students vandalised the area at Chungi gate and some vehicles were also set on fire.

Senior police officials in Lucknow were closely monitoring the situation and taking measures to prevent escalation of violence.

Unconfirmed reports said that AMU had been closed till 5 January but no official was ready to confirm this.

Aligarh had been simmering since Friday when the district authorities ordered a shutdown of Internet services in the district.

(With Inputs from IANS)

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