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Protestors assault Journalist, Cameraperson outside Jamia University, hospitalized

A reporter working with the ANI group along with his cameraperson were assaulted outside Jamia Millia Islamia University while covering protests against newly amended Citizenship act on Monday.

The incident took place when reporter Ujjwal Roy Mukherjee and his cameraperson Sarabjeet were covering the developments related to the University near gate number 1. Both were injured and have been shifted to Holy Family hospital in South Delhi.

Condemning the incident, Delhi Police PRO said, “We will identify and take strict action against the perpetrators.”

The national capital turned into a war zone after students of Jamia Millia Islamia in south Delhi carried out a protest march against the citizenship law and ended in violence on Sunday evening. At least three buses and over a hundred two-wheelers were set ablaze, batons and teargas were used and the police were seen chasing protesters through the streets.

Nearly 100 students of Jamia, who had distanced themselves from the violence, have been detained, while senior officers of the Delhi Police privately admitted local thugs hijacked the march, setting vehicles ablaze and pelting stones at police when they tried to stop their protest march to Jantar Mantar.

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