New Delhi: With the student fraternity coming out in unison to protest against the authorities for different issues including the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act, a parliamentary committee on Home Affairs has questioned Delhi Police Commissioner about the cops’ tough approach towards students.
The committee, led by Congress MP Anand Sharma, asked Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik why students were being dealt with in the same manner as goons. “Bacche toh bacche hain, gunde nahi,” Sharma told Patnaik as per sources.
The meeting was called in to “have a briefing by the Home Secretary along with Delhi Police and other stakeholders/organizations on the ‘Rising crime in Delhi and National Capital Region,’ the agenda said.
Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla skipped the meeting owing to simultaneous meetings called by Home Minister Amit Shah on Islands Development Agency. Instead of Bhalla, Special Secretary R R Maheshwari along with other officials briefed the committee on the law and order situation in Delhi.
The 30 member committee repeatedly expressed unhappiness over the use of force against protesting students.