Jamia Millia Islamia students protesting against the amended Citizenship Act celebrated Christmas even as their agitation entered its 13th day on Wednesday. They were joined in the Christmas celebrations by social activist Swami Agnivesh.
Students decorated the road outside the university with Christmas finery and carried on their protest, voicing dissent against the new law.
A student dressed up as Santa Claus was carrying a poster which read, ‘Merry Christmas everyone apart from Delhi Police’, expressing the student’s anger towards the force for its alleged brutality on them on 15 December when the police personnel had entered the campus and lathicharged them after violent protests outside.
“Jamia’s Ganga Jamuna tehzeeb honours all religions and recognises the essential oneness behind the seemingly different paths to God. We celebrated Christmas on the 13th day of our protests,” a Jamia student’s group said in a statement.