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Jamia Coordination Committee to shift protest to Gate No. 4 for Feb 7-8

ANI | Updated: Feb 06, 2020 23:15 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 6 (ANI): The Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC) on Thursday said that their protest which was being held on the gate number 7 of the university will be shifted to the gate number 4 for February 7 and 8 due to enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct in view of polling in the national capital.
The JCC said the protest will be conducted at the gate no 7 of the varsity from February 9, a day after the assembly poll in the national capital.
"Respecting the Model Code of Conduct that prohibits canvassing by political parties within 100 meters of a polling station, we have decided to move our protest to the gate no 4 of the university, even though we are not a political party," said the JCC in a statement.
"It is only for February 7 and 8 and the protest shall continue at the gate no 7, from February 9 onwards."
This comes after the varsity administration on Thursday wrote to the students stating that the request would be "considered in the larger interest of all stakeholders."
In a letter to the students of JCC and Alumni Association of Jamia Millia Islamia (AAJMI), the administration asked them to consider the Delhi Police's request and clear the gate number 7, which has become the protest site.
The protests have been going on in and around the university premises since the passage of the citizenship law in December last year.
An incident of firing had taken place near the gate number five of the university on Sunday night. No injuries were reported in the incident. (ANI)