Reportedly surrounded by over 100 police officials, undaunted by instructions from the management to call it off, students of madras university continued protests against the citizenship amendment act for hours on the campus. Meanwhile the protests on tuesday intensified after the police detained and refused to release two students from the campus. Furthermore the protests began at 11 am and was being held against both the controversial Act and to condemn the manner in which students at the Jamia Millia university were assaulted by the police.
Perhaps through the day students chanted slogans, had musical performances and lead a non violent demonstration. Meanwhile around 10 police personnel were stationed in the campus, they watched as protests went on. Apparently at 1.30 pm however, tensions rose when 80 students who were marching via the beach road to the university to express solidarity were detained by the police. Hence in addition to this, two students from the campus Subbiah, who is pursuing his Masters in Public Administration and karthikeyan who is pursuing his Masters in Political Science were detained and taken to the Triplicane police station for 'enquiry'.
Moreover bhumika, a photographer who witnessed the police action told TNM that the police assaulted the students. She told "They used their lathis to hit the students when they refused to get into the police vehicle. They dragged them by the collar and took them forcefully". Hence Registrar of madras university Srinivasan, Legal studies department director and syndicate member santhosh Kumar, senior police officals and other authorities of the madras university conducted peace talks with the group of students in the campus. It however did not yield results and the university then declared leave from december 18 to december 23 to prevent further gathering of protestors.