Several rounds of shots have been heard at the Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi, India, while police have deployed its forces at the scene of the shooting.
According to Chief Proctor Waseem Ahmed Khan, police have entered the campus building by force, while several students have been reportedly taken for questioning in the police vehicles.
Waseem Ahmed Khan, Chief Proctor, Jamia Millia Islamia University: Police have entered the campus by force, no permission was given. Our staff and students are being beaten up and forced to leave the campus. pic.twitter.com/VvkFWtia1G— ANI (@ANI) 15 декабря 2019 г.
NDTV broadcaster has reported that the university will be shut until 6 January.
VIDEO: Exclusive video from inside the campus of Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi; chaos inside classrooms grows as students hear gunfire https://t.co/YJuzXLyioo#JamiaMiliaIslamia pic.twitter.com/At0vxmmQFi— Sputnik (@SputnikInt) 15 декабря 2019 г.
Meanwhile, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) administration has issued a statement saying that a large number of local citizens participated in the protests, which, however, weren't held inside the university campus.
At the same time, New Delhi Rail Corporation has turned to Twitter to say that over a dozen metro stations near the university have been closed.
Security Update— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) 15 декабря 2019 г.
Entry & exit gates of GTB Nagar and Shivaji Stadium are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations.
Meanwhile, Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar denied reports of any student death.
Earlier, five people have died in India's northern state of Assam, which once became the epicentre of the protests.
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