The third video of December 15 from Jamia Millia Islamia emerged on Monday. In the video, Delhi police and paramilitary forces can be seen attacking unarmed students of Jamia Millia Islamia University inside its library reading room.
In a video, released by Maktoob media, many students can be seen entering the old reading room, dragging a table and whatever they can get their hands on to block the entrance for police.
It also shows the paramilitary and police personnel barging into the library, removing the tables and then assaulting the students with lathis. Fearful students, including women, can be seen pleading with the police with folded hands as they attempt to escape from the library.
The students can also be seen trying desperately to get out of the reading room as the police continue to brutally assault them. At the start of the video, one can see the police breaking the door open and barging in the reading room.
Earlier on Sunday, Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC) released a video showing police and paramilitary forces entering the university library and attacking the students, Responding to the video released by JCC, Delhi Police’s Crime Branch released a video in which students can be allegedly seen blocking the entrance to the library.
Here is the video footage arranged in a chronology in which they were released:
Responding to the entire episode, netizens in India have strongly condemned the brutality of Delhi Police. Some of them also demanded an independent, time-bound inquiry into the matter while many took a dig at the police for their irresponsible and brutal act: