The restrictions will be continued till November 17 and will be applicable in the entire Okhla (Jamia Nagar) area.
New Delhi: Since curfew under Section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed in Okhla area prohibiting assembly of four or more than four people in the area, Jamia Milia Islamia University has told its students and teachers not to gather in and around the university premises.
Jamia Milia Islami University’s chief proctor on Monday issued a notice in this regard saying that the concerned police station has informed that the restrictions have been imposed since September 19 as information was received that some people or groups may indulge in activities prejudicial to the maintenance of peace.
It was further said that the restrictions will be continued till November 17 and will be applicable in the entire Okhla (Jamia Nagar) area. According to the reports, paramilitary force has been called to maintain law and order situation.
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Though it is being speculated that the force has been put in place amid ongoing NIA raids against Popular Front of India (PFI) members in the area but the law enforcement agency has denied any such plant.
Since curfew has been imposed in the area, all students, teaching and other staff of Jamia Milia University have been advised not to gather in and outside the university campus, carry out any march, agitation, dharna and protest. Violation of the order is punishable under section 188 of the IPC.
On Tuesday, National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Enforcement Directorate conducted raids on top leaders of Popular Front of India (PFI), a second round of raids are currently underway. The raids are being conducted in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Assam, Delhi, Maharashtra, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh.
In the first round of raids, held on September 22, the sleuths had arrested over 100 members of PFI. According to PFI, the accused are involved in terror funding, training youths and radicalising them and providing weapons. PFI has also been accused of recruiting youths for terror activities.
In Delhi, the agencies are conducting raids in central Delhi, Shaheen Bagh, Jamia, Rohini and Nizamuddin. According to sources, around 30 people have been detained so far.