Four exclusive new video clips accessed by The Quint show Delhi police and paramilitary personnel breaking CCTV cameras, beating up students indiscriminately and vandalising property inside the old library of Jamia Millia Islamia University on 15 December 2019.
Camera 1: Footage from this camera shows cops assaulting students with lathis inside the library’s reading hall. Students can be seen running out of the building, chased by policemen. After a few minutes, the camera is hit by a lathi a couple of times before it stops working. This camera shows footage from the entrance of the university’s old library. Policemen can be seen beating up the students and later breaking the camera.
Camera 3: Another clip shows a cop breaking a table in the reading hall of the old library to use a part of it as a stick. Another policeman then attempts to hit a CCTV camera with a lathi before throwing a nearby chair at it and missing.…
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