Students protest outside UP Bhavan against Afreen Fatima's house demolition

Delhi Police arrested activists of the Fraternity movement, SIO, MSF, and Collective cadres for holding the protest against Afreen Fatima's house demolition.

Students protest outside UP Bhavan against Afreen Fatima's house demolition Fraternity movement, SIO, MSF, and collective cadres arrested by Delhi Police (Image: Fraternity Movement)
Abhiraj P | Jun 13, 2022 - 7:20 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The activists of the Fraternity Movement and Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) along with other students, protested outside the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Bhavan, New Delhi against the illegal demolition of Afreen Fatima's house in Allahabad and persecution of Muslims protestors in UP, Jharkhand and other parts of the country.

Afreen Fatima is the national secretary of the Welfare Party's student wing Fraternity Movement. She was a student of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The police arrested activists of the Fraternity movement, SIO, MSF, and Collective cadres for holding the protest. Around 60 activists were arrested and taken to the Parliament Street Police Station. "Fraternity movement, SIO, MSF, and Collective cadres got arrested by Delhi for holding a protest, raising slogans & against the Bulldozer politics of the Sangh Parivar government and its U P Police at Delhi UP Bhawan," tweeted the Fraternity Movement.

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SIO national secretary Musab Qazi informed that huge police forces were deployed outside the Jamia Millia Islamia university after student groups called for a protest against bulldozing of homes and persecution. "They are not letting anyone, except the entrance aspirants and PhD scholars, in. We are officially a police state!," he said in a tweet.

As per media reports, Prayagraj authorities demolished Afreen Fatima's house on June 12, 2022, citing that the house is an illegal construction. Afreen Fatima and her father Javed Mohammad, a leader of the Welfare Party of India, have been accused of alleged involvement in the violence in Uttar Pradesh that emerged in connection with the Prophet Muhammad remarks row.

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