The Supreme Court has said high courts should be approached first on pleas alleging police atrocities on persons protesting against the amended Citizenship Act. The court also asked as to how buses were burnt during the protests.
A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde commenced hearing on pleas including that of Alumni Association Jamia Millia Islamia University. “We don’t want to spend time knowing facts, you should go to courts below first,” said the bench.
Moreover, ten people have been arrested for Sunday’s violence during clashes between the police and students protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act near the Jamia Millia Islamia university in Delhi. None of those arrested are students, the police said.
FIRs have been filed one after another against students at AMU, Jamia,” says senior advocate Indira Jaising who is representing the protesters.
The court says says FIRs are to be filed under law for offences such as destruction of properties. “We have disclosed our minds. The high courts should be be approached for fact-finding exercise. We are not going to rely on newspapers to arrive at judicial decisions,” the SC says while refusing to consider statements of Jamia varsity VC to press.