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Law Schools Across The Country Condemn Police Attacks, Issue Statements Of Solidarity

Lawstreet Journal 23 Dec 2019 7:42pm

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Recently, a Statement of Solidarity was issued by student bodies of top law schools of India like NLSIU, NALSAR, WBNUJS, NLUO, MNLU Mumbai, MNLU Nagpur, HNLU, NUSRL and NUALS supporting the protests initiated by the students of Jamia Milia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University. A plethora of alumni from NLUD, NLUJ and the Legal Aid Clinic of JGLS  have also condemned the police attacks at the Universities in the wake of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

The joint statement issued by multiple national law schools reads, “These actions against the protesting students have violated their constitutional protections endangering their lives and brought shame to our democratic values that we cherish and strive to uphold. We stand with these students who suffered such brutality from the state over their peaceful protests and extend our support to them unconditionally.”

Similarly, the Student Union of CLC, Delhi University issued a statement stating, “The country based classification violates Article 14 as it fails the “manifest arbitrariness” test. Further the statement of solidarity also states that, “Democratic and peaceful protests are being suppressed through inappropriate and indecent tactics. The students’ union stands in solidarity with millions of concerned Indians protesting against the proposed bill.”

The statement issued by NUJS demands the government to acknowledge and respect the fundamental right of citizens to protest peacefully and allow its’ citizens to exercise their rights freely.

While students across the country abhor the violent police attacks, a plea was made before the Supreme Court of India to take suo moto Continue Reading...

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