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At least 18 people, including JNU Students’ Union president Aishe Ghosh, were injured and admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as chaos reigned on the campus for nearly two hours.

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Aligarh (UP), Jan 5 : Days after unrest in the campus over the contentious citizenship law, protests were held at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) late on Sunday night against violence at the JNU.

A spokesperson of protesting students said that a march was held in the night to express solidarity with the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students, who were attacked by masked men armed with sticks.

In a statement, the AMU Teachers’ Association (AMUTA) condemned the violence.

AMUTA secretary Najmul Islam urged the Chief Justice of India to take suo motu cognisance of the “unprecedented situation arising from Sunday’s assault on JNU students and teachers”.

Senior Superintendent of Police Akash Kulahari said police had been deployed at sensitive points all around the campus as a precautionary measure.

Till midnight, the protests have been peaceful, the officer said.

Former AMU students’ union president Faizul Hasan said students would hold a peaceful march on Monday to express solidarity with all those who are holding peaceful protests against the amended Citizenship Act.

The AMU, which was to reopen on January 6, has already extended the winter break keeping in view the continuing protests against the amended citizenship law.

According to an AMU notice, the decision to extend the vacation was taken after a meeting chaired by Vice Chancellor Tariq Mansoor on Wednesday.

A detailed schedule for the reopening of the university “in a phased manner” will be notified after the reviewing the situation.

On December 15, the university had announced an extended winter break following violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on the campus that left over 60 people, including 40 students, AMU security staff and police personnel injured.

Violence broke out at JNU on Sunday night as masked men armed with sticks attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus, prompting the administration to call in police which conducted a flag march.

At least 18 people, including JNU Students’ Union president Aishe Ghosh, were injured and admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as chaos reigned on the campus for nearly two hours.

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Rajasthan Jamaat Impact: Doctor refuses to admit pregnant woman because she’s Muslim, her child dies after delivery

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Jaipur, April 4 : A woman experiencing labour pain was allegedly refused admission into a government hospital by its staff citing her religion in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district.

The pregnant woman delivered the infant inside an ambulance, after leaving the hospital, but the child could not survive.

Irfan Khan, the husband, said, “My wife was referred from Sikri to the Janana hospital in the district headquarter, however doctors here asked us to go to Jaipur as we are Muslim. While on our way to Jaipur, my wife delivered the child but the baby passed away for which the administration is responsible.”

However, Dr Rupendra Jha, Principal, Janana hospital, Bharatpur, said, “This woman who came for delivery was critical and hence was referred to Jaipur. We shall further look into the matter.

Meanwhile, Vishvendra Singh, Rajasthan Tourism Minister, criticised the doctor’s act and tweeted, “Pregnant Muslim Woman was refused medical attention at the Zenana Hospital in #Bharatpur & was told to go to Jaipur given her religion. Local Bharatpur MLA is State Health Minister & this is the condition of the hospital in Bharatpur City. Shameful.”

He further tweeted, “The #Jamaat was/is a national disaster and hazard. But innocent Muslims suffering like this – is simply put – painful for us to see. The State Minister of Health is from Bharatpur – but still this happened.”

Meanwhile, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi also condemned the incident in a tweet, saying, “The staff must be tried & punished as common criminals & should receive exemplary punishmentA @ashokgehlot1. They are responsible for the death of an innocent woman. Should we now stop seeking healthcare? Anti-Muslim hate reaches new heights every day & is costing us our lives.”

Singh, however, said that action will be taken against the accused doctor in the matter.

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COVID-19: Six corona deaths in Maha, 145 new positive cases

The state government has now opened around 3,500 temporary camps for housing migrant labourers across the state where they are getting food, accommodation and other basic needs till the lockdown period is over.

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Mumbai, April 4 : Covid-19 continues to march in Maharashtra with six more deaths, including a 43-year-old woman, while the number of positive cases increased by 145 to touch 635, state health authorities said here on Saturday.

Of the 6 victims, four are from Mumbai, and one each from Thane and Amravati. All had various other ailments; while one patient also had age-related risk factors, and all patients had tested positive for Covid-19.

On April 1, a 53-year-old man with asthma was admitted to the KEM Hospital who died two days later due to severe acute respiratory illness, and another 67-year-old man with diabetes admitted to the same hospital on April 2 passed away a day later due to respiratory failure.

A 70-year-old man admitted to KEM Hospital on Friday for fever and breathlessness died hours later while a 43-year old woman admitted to Nair Hospital on Thursday with ischemic heart disease, diabetes, lung diseases also succumbed to lung failure on Friday.

A 57-year old electrician from Mumbai with diabetes and hypertension died in KEM Hospital, while a 43-year-old mechanic passed away at a government in Amravati.

Mumbai alone has notched a total 22 deaths till date with 96 new suspected cases admitted today.

Another 52 who fully recovered have been discharged, across the state, said an official.

Three more cases were found Covid-19 positive in Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum in central Mumbai and 11 in Worli area.

So far, over 900,000 people have been surveyed and screened for coronavirus in Mumbai, while the high-risk contacts living in densely populated areas have been shifted to lodges or hostels, according to the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation.

Over 10,000 Covid-19 tests have been conducted — the highest in the state — in Mumbai by both government and private labs, said an official.

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Stalin asks Uddhav to help Tamil workers in Maha

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Chennai, April 4 (The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M.K. Stalin on Saturday appealed to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray to render necessary help to Tamil workers staying in a school in that state.

In a tweet, Stalin said Tamil Nadu workers staying at SPM School camp, Solapur, are complaining of mistreatment.

Stalin said they are also facing issues relating to food and hygiene and requested Thackeray to help address the workers’ grievances immediately.

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