Jamia violence Police cannot judge itself says sr advocate

  • | Wednesday | 5th August, 2020

While the Delhi Police has squarely denied any wrongdoing on the part of any of its officers, petitioners and intervening applicants represented by Khurshid, senior advocate Indira Jaising and senior advocate Colin Gonsalves made their submissions on Tuesday, with the court deciding to continue hearing the case on Wednesday. Khurshid submitted that alleged acts of vandalism around the university cannot be cause for the police to enter the campus without permission. The senior advocate generously quoted from international guidelines to deal with student protests within campuses to hold that it is not justified for police to enter the university without permission. Meanwhile, Gonsalves submitted that the Delhi Police had brutalised students with an intention to threaten them into submissiveness. Besides, senior advocate Indira Jaising argued that police cannot be allowed to enjoy immunity from acts of misconduct.

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