Addressing press a while ago, she said she would file an FIR against the violence unleashed by the cops inside the campus.
The clashes didn't only cause property damage, but led to "emotional loss" as well, Akhtar underscored.
But first, let's tell you what happened yesterday
Yesterday, dozens of Jamia students took out a march against the contentious Citizenship Act. The march took an unsavory turn when vehicles were torched in some parts of New Delhi.
This "prompted" cops to forcefully enter the varsity, brutally thrash students and use tear gas to "control the situation".
Later, as many as 50 students were detained. They were released early today.
In video clip, Akhtar said her students aren't alone
Notably, the students got strong backing from Akhtar.
In a clip released by Jamia, she told students to not get disheartened and assured them that the entire university was with them.
"I am hurt by the way my students were treated. I want to let my students know that they are not alone in this fight. I am with them," she said.
Can't compensate what students went through, underlined Akhtar
Akhtar reiterated the same thoughts at the press meet. Condemning the use of force, she said, "There has been a lot of property damage in the University, how will all this be compensated? There has been an emotional loss as well. Yesterday's incident was unfortunate."
She added that rebuilding property was easier, but the way students were treated is disheartening.
Akhtar also clarified none of the students died
Further, Akhtar advised to not get swayed by rumors during these sensitive times. "There has been a strong rumor that two students died, we deny this totally, none of our students died. About 200 people were injured of which many were our students," she said.
Another top Jamia official said police didn't fire inside campus