Priyanka Gandhi joins Protest at India gate to oppose Police action at Jamia

Priyanka Gandhi joins Protest at India gate to oppose Police action at Jamia

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has come out on the streets of Delhi to sit on a protest at the India Gate in solidarity with the students of Jamia Milia Islamia University in Delhi and those in Aligarh Muslim University, who faced brutal police action on Sunday.

Priyanka Gandhi, Ahmed Patel, KC Venugopal, Sushmita Dev and a group of other senior leaders sat at the India Gate with placards on Monday evening.

Priyanka Gandhi was seen holding a placard that read, "Stop attacks on young students."

"This is a government that has attacked the rights of youths and students of the country. That is why Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other senior Congress leaders have decided to sit on a symbolic protest at the India Gate from 4 pm for the next 2 hours," said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.

While Priyanka Gandhi started with her sit-in protest at 4 pm and was seen with a few Congress leaders around her, the gathering has started to swell with many others joining in.

Meanwhile, BJP has attacked Congress and other opposition parties saying they are using the students as "pawns" to serve their own political interests.

Addressing a press conference, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra accused the opposition parties of misleading people and trying to "bifurcate" the country in the name of Hindus and Muslims by firing from the shoulders of students.

These students are educated and know that the Citizenship Act does not discriminate against any Indian citizen irrespective of caste or religion, he said, and urged people to heed the advice of the Prime Minister and Chief Justice of India against indulging in any violence.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has come out on the streets of Delhi to sit on a protest at the India Gate in solidarity with the students of Jamia Milia Islamia University in Delhi and those in Aligarh Muslim University, who faced brutal police action on Sunday.

Priyanka Gandhi, Ahmed Patel, KC Venugopal, Sushmita Dev and a group of other senior leaders sat at the India Gate with placards on Monday evening.

Priyanka Gandhi was seen holding a placard that read, "Stop attacks on young students."

"This is a government that has attacked the rights of youths and students of the country. That is why Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other senior Congress leaders have decided to sit on a symbolic protest at the India Gate from 4 pm for the next 2 hours," said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.

While Priyanka Gandhi started with her sit-in protest at 4 pm and was seen with a few Congress leaders around her, the gathering has started to swell with many others joining in.

Meanwhile, BJP has attacked Congress and other opposition parties saying they are using the students as "pawns" to serve their own political interests.

Addressing a press conference, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra accused the opposition parties of misleading people and trying to "bifurcate" the country in the name of Hindus and Muslims by firing from the shoulders of students.

These students are educated and know that the Citizenship Act does not discriminate against any Indian citizen irrespective of caste or religion, he said, and urged people to heed the advice of the Prime Minister and Chief Justice of India against indulging in any violence.