New Delhi: The Kerala House in Delhi has opened its door to accommodate Malayali students in Jamia and Aligarh universities following the ongoing violence in the protests over citizenship Amendment Act. Universities and hostels have been closed and students were vacated.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has instructed to provide accommodation to the students, Kerala House controller Gangadharan told mathrubhumi.com. More than 100 students including girls had reached Kerala House in a special bus on Sunday evening.
Most of the students were stranded in Delhi after hostels closed and no train tickets were available.
On Tuesday, CPM leader Brinda Karat met the students here.
The amended Citizenship Act (CAA) seeks to grant Indian citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian communities coming from neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.
Jamia turned into a battlefield on Sunday as police entered the campus after a protest against the amended citizenship law near the varsity turned violent.
Unrest over the police crackdown in Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia, Aligarh universities and the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act rippled in angry waves through the country on Monday and Tuesday with demonstrations in several campuses, including in Hyderabad, Lucknow and Mumbai.
The morning after violence broke out in the national capital, thousands of students across India took to the streets demanding a probe into the use of tear gas inside the Jamia library as well as police entering the campus without permission from university authorities.