New Delhi: Author Arundhati Roy visited Jamia Millia Islamia on Saturday to express solidarity with the students who had been protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Speaking to the students on the contentious Citizenship Act, Roy sid, “If we all get together, there won’t be a detention centre big enough for us. Maybe there will be a day when this government will be in a detention centre, adn all of us azaad (fee). We won’t back down.”
She also addressed the students and raised slogans of ‘inquilab zindabad’, ‘Jamia zindabad’,
Roy visited gate number seven of the university, which has become a site of protest against the police action and donated books to the library run by students.
On 15 December, the Delhi Police had barged into the library of Jamia and allegedly used force against students who were protesting against CAA, NRC.