NEW DELHI: A woman journalist alleged that police personnel broke her phone, hurled abuses and pulled her hair when she was covering a protest against the citizenship law outside Jamia Millia University here on Sunday night.
"I came here for BBC's coverage. They (police persons) took away my phone and broke it. They hit me with a baton," journalist Bushra Sheikh told ANI here.
She alleged that a policeman also pulled her hair.
Bushra Sheikh, Journalist: I came here for BBC's coverage, they (police) took away my phone,broke it.A male police personnel pulled my hair.They hit me with a baton&when I asked them for my phone they hurled abuses at me.I didn't come here for fun,I came here for coverage https://t.co/x7GpU6flfd pic.twitter.com/pB8ph94WW9— ANI (@ANI) December 15, 2019
"When I asked them for my phone they hurled abuses at me. I didn't come here for fun. I came here for coverage," she added.
A police person also sustained injuries as the protest turned violent outside the university.
According to police, protestors pelted stones at policemen who were deployed to control the situation.
On Friday, 12 policemen sustained injuries in the students' protest.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act grants citizenship to refugees of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh and who entered India on or before December 31, 2014.