JNU college students tell in opposition to the rate hike. (PTI)
There was as soon as heavy deployment of police and paramilitary personnel begin air the principle gate of JNU campus, even earlier than the march commenced. Water canons and PCR trucks had been stationed begin air.
Earlier than the tell started, the HRD Ministry space up a 3-member committee to imply methods to restore favorite functioning of the college and provoke dialogue with the college students and administration.
The protesters commenced the march around noon and broke the principle space of barricades at the principle gate of the campus and proceeded in the direction of Baba Gangnath Marg where but every other space of barricades awaited them.
The police detained about 100 protestors, alongside side JNU College students Union president Aishe Ghosh, Secretary Satish Chandra Yadav and former JNUSU president N Sai Balaji. The college students then took at an substitute route thru the Munirka village and got right here shut to the Munirka metro plot.
They raised anti-govt and anti-administration slogans and started marching in the direction of RK Puram from where they reached Bhikaji Cama state and attributable to this truth marched onto Ring Avenue causing traffic to advance wait on to a conclude at many intersections.
The college students had been within the conclude stopped begin air Safdarjung Tomb where, they alleged, the police baton- charged them, a worth denied by the police.
In the interim, the tip brass of Delhi police tried to provoke a dialogue with them and urged them to not purchase law into their hands. Visitors was as soon as moreover affected in some parts of Lutyens’ Delhi because the college students marched in the direction of Parliament. Amongst varied intersections, autos had been appealing at a snail’s tempo on Nelson Mandela Marg, Aurobindo Marg and Baba Gang Nath Marg.
The entry and exit functions of three Delhi Metro stations shut to Parliament — Udyog Bhawan, Central Secretariat, Patel Chowk and Lok Kalyan Marg, had been shut down snappy and trains did not conclude at Udyog Bhawan and Patel Chowk. The products and services resumed four hours later.
College students took to Twitter to fragment photos of the march and of the injuries they got allegedly within the lathicharge, because the hashtag “emergencyinJNU” trended on the microblogging situation.
The college students camped begin air the Safdarjung tomb for nearly four hours. The detained college students had been launched later within the evening and police escorted a delegation of 4 JNUSU participants to HRD secretary.
JNUSU participants claimed that they met HRD Joint Secretary GC Hosur and handed over a memorandum of demands, alongside side rollback of the rate hike and sacking the vice chancellor. However, there was as soon as no official note from the college about the meeting.
The final college students had been requested by police to leave the venue after the JNUSU delegation left for the meeting. The opposition moreover slammed the governmentover the topic.
Whereas the Congress claimed the present dispensation was as soon as “worried” of any varsity which encouraged free trudge alongside with the stride of idea, CPI(M) in model secretary Sitaram Yechury moreover condemned the alleged police action in opposition to college students, announcing it was as soon as not the handsome formula to address democratic protests.
In a assertion launched by the Delhi Police, the department said they did not exhaust force in opposition to the protesting JNU college students. “There was as soon as no exhaust of water cannons, plug gas shells or lathicharge at any stage of the tell. Females workers was as soon as deployed in ample numbers to address female protestors. Besides 10 corporations of CAPF, around 800 Delhi Police personnel had been deployed to address the tell and make certain that repairs of law and advise,” it said.
The JNU Lecturers’ Association (JNUTA) has moreover expressed disaster over the present scenario within the college campus.