Since then, the area outside the university has become ground zero for protests against the new citizenship law and a proposed national register of citizens, with many calling it 'Jamia Square', reminiscent of Tahrir Square which was the focal point of the 2011 Egypt revolution.
Data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), analysed by The Indian Express, shows there were also higher number of ‘moderate’ and ‘poor’ air quality days in December 2019 compared to the December before that.
MNWS officials also tried to disconnect supply to the water network in Hauz Rani, Kumhar Basti, Said-ul-Ajab and other areas due to illegal tappings, but faced a lot of resistance from the public against it.
Subsidy done, a constant supply of clean, drinking water is what the AAP promises to provide each household if re-elected to power. The first step, though, is ensuring there’s enough water to go around.
On Tuesday, Nirmala was one of the many slum dwellers who received a certificate by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that would entitle them to a pucca house under the Delhi government’s housing scheme, Mukhyamantri Aawas Yojana, which was notified in 2017.
Ayesha Renna, 22, a history student at Jamia Millia Islamia, and Ladeeda Sakhaloon, 22, a BA Arabic student, were among those who were seen getting thrashed by police personnel. They were part of the protests near NFC.
While a protest gathering had been called by the Jamia Teachers’ Association at 2 pm, a march, by the university students, was to begin at 3 pm. The plan was to walk from Jamia’s gate 7 to Parliament, roughly 11 km away.