Several protestors, including students and alumni of Jamia Milia Islamia who were detained at the Civil Lines police station late on Tuesday night, were released on Wednesday morning. The protestors were detained yesterday night for gheraoing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence seeking action against those responsible for violence in the national capital killing at least 18 and 190 injured. The protestors also sought restoration of peace in the city.
The call to gherao the CM's residence was given byJamia Co-ordination Committee (JCC) and Alumni Association of Jamia MiliaIslamia. Water cannons were also used to disperse the protestors at around 3.30am.
The JCC in a statement said that the water cannonswere fired upon the protesting students and they were also beaten up. The JCCon Wednesday morning said that all detained protestors were released and werebeing taken to Aruna Asif Ali Hospital for treatment.
Protestors gathered outside Kejriwal's residence and raisedslogans demanding action against those responsible for violence in Delhi. The protestorsappealed Kejriwal to take action against the violence and asked the chiefminister to personally visit affected areas with local MLAs and organize peacemarches to de-escalate tensions.
The Chief Minister has also been asked by theagitating people to inform citizens about steps taken by the Delhi Governmentand allow all rescue operations to reach hospitals from the affected areas.