Anti-CAA protest: Jamia pupil chief arrested for 'orchestrating' Dec 15 violence -

Anti-CAA protest: Jamia pupil chief arrested for ‘orchestrating’ Dec 15 violence

Consistent with police, 24-year-old Asif Iqbal Tanha was once instrumental in orchestrating the anti-CAA protests and riots in Delhi’s Jamia house on December 15. Asif Iqbal Tanha was once produced prior to a metropolitan Justice of the Peace who remanded him in judicial custody until Would possibly 31.

Police stated, Asif Iqbal Tanha was once instrumental in orchestrating the anti-CAA protests and riots in Delhi. (Picture: India Lately)

The Delhi Police’s crime department on Sunday arrested a pupil of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) College in reference to December 15 riots within the Jamia house in Delhi over the Citizenship Modification Act (CAA).

Consistent with police, 24-year-old Asif Iqbal Tanha was once instrumental in orchestrating the anti-CAA protests and riots on December 15. Asif Iqbal Tanha was once produced prior to a metropolitan Justice of the Peace who remanded him in judicial custody until Would possibly 31.

Police stated Asif is a key member of the Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC) which spearheaded protests towards the brand new citizenship regulation.

“He has been arrested in reference to a case which was once registered at Jamia police station on December 15, 2019 in reference to riots within the Jamia house through which he was once named an accused,” a senior police officer stated.

Asif Iqbal Tanha, who’s pursuing his Bachelor of Arts (BA) within the Persian language, is an energetic member of Scholars Islamic Organisation and had participated within the Delhi riots over the Citizenship Modification Act.

Asif, a resident of Shaheen Bagh, was once named as an accused within the case registered by way of Delhi Police on December 16, 2019.

Consistent with Delhi Police, Asif Tanha performed an energetic position in orchestrating protests and riots in Jamia in December 2019. “He’s a detailed affiliate of Umar Khalid, Sharjil Imam, Meeran Haider and Shafoora who were the important thing individuals of anti CAA protests and next riots in Delhi,” police stated.

Remaining month, every other Jamia Millia Islamia pupil Safoora Zagar was once arrested by way of the police for her alleged position in Delhi riots. Many arrested scholars from Jamia had been charged underneath the stringent Illegal Actions Prevention Act (UAPA).

In the meantime, the scholars of Jamia have began a marketing campaign #ReleaseAsifTanha on social media accusing the Centre of focused on the scholars.

On December 15 remaining 12 months, protesters torched 4 public buses and two police cars as they clashed with police in New Pals” Colony close to Jamia Millia Islamia right through an indication towards the amended Citizenship Act, leaving no less than 40 other people together with scholars, policemen and firefighters injured, officers had then stated.

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