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Jamia student who lost eyesight in Delhi Police action bags Best Paper Award

Mohd Minhajuddin is one of the such students brutally beaten by the Delhi Police personnel on the fateful evening of December 15

Wednesday February 19, 2020 5:03 PM, ummid.com News Network

Minhajuddin Jamia Millia Islamia

New Delhi: The student of Jamia Millia Islamia who had lost his eyesight in the brutal action by Delhi Police on December 15, 2019 has bagged Best Paper Award.

According to a message posted on the official Twitter handler of Shaheen Bagh, Mohd Minhajuddin, who lost his eyesight in the brutal Police assault on Jamia on December 15 2019, received the Best Paper Award at the JTACON 2020 HRD session.

"Incidentally, this is the same paper he was working on in the library when the brutality occurred, leading to his injuries", the message said.

"We salute your courage and persistence to persevere against all odds", the message said.

Delhi Police personnel had stormed the Jamia Millia Islamiah Campus on Sunday December 15, 2019 following violent protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 outside.

Later reports said that the police went inside the campus without the needed permission.

Eyewitnesses and video footage however showed that the Delhi Police used excessive force against the students, some of them who did not have anything to do with the protest and were studying in the library.

Video footages also showed the Delhi Personnel not only brtually targeting the Jamia students but also damaging the library furniture and CCTV cameras.

Mohd Minhajuddin is one of the such students brutally beaten by the Delhi Police personnel on the fateful evening of December 15, 2019.

Defending its actions, Delhi Police said they were chasing the "violent mob" that entered inside the Jamia campus.

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