Home ministry officials said no bullet was fired by police during violent protests against Sunday’s revised citizenship law at Jamia Millia Islamia University.
The police are alleged to have fired bullets at protesters during a protest over Jamia.
Officials say 10 people with criminal background have been detained in connection with the protests and are tracking more anti-social elements.
“No bullet has been fired by the Delhi police during protests in Jamia. The 10 arrested have criminal background.
During the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act passed by parliament last week, many vehicles, including buses, were burned down and public property destroyed.
According to the law, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan as of December 31, 2014 and who face religious persecution are not considered illegal immigrants but granted Indian citizenship.
The Act states that six categories of refugees will be granted Indian citizenship after living in India for five years, not before 11 years.
*from various sources.