New Delhi: The protesters of the Jamia Millia University had to face a setback today when the Supreme Court of India refused to entertain their pleas alleging police brutality. The Supreme Court observed that the matter was a law and order problem and that they should approach the High Court first.
The Chief Justice of India, S. A. Bobde said that the court did not want to spend time knowing the facts and asked them to go to the courts below first.
However, the apex court asked the question about how the buses were burned during the protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
The court said, ” “We do not have to intervene. It is a law and order problem; how did the buses burn? Why don’t you approach jurisdictional High Court?”
Advocate Indira Jaising, who appeared for the protesters, complained that FIRs after FIRs were filed against the students of Jamia Millia University. However, the Supreme Court retorted that FIRs are to be filed under law for offences such as destruction of properties.
The court said, “If anybody commits offence then police is free to arrest.”
The Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta, also refuted the claim of Indira Jaising that a person lost eyesight during the police action in the campus. He said that not a single student lost eyesight in police action and also added that no students were in jail and also the police took the injured to hospital.