Lathi charge on JNU students marching towards Rashtrapati Bhawan
New Delhi : Protesting against the hostel fees hike, JNU students had announced a protest march toward Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday, but they were lathi-charged by the cops deployed to maintain peace.
They were baton charged near the Bhikaji Cama Place metro station in New Delhi on December 9.
The JNU students had decided to protest march till Rashtrapati Bhawan seeking a meeting and demanding his intervention in the matter of hostel fees hike.
Heavy deployment of police was in place ahead of the students’ march against the hostel fee hike.
When the students reached the cordoned off area, they tried to jump across the barricades and were lathi charged by police.
Entry and exit points at Udyog Bhavan, Lok Kalyan Marg and Central Secretariat metro stations were closed by authorities fearing protests there.
“As advised by Delhi Police, entry & exit at Udyog Bhawan, Lok Kalyan Marg and Central Secretariat have been closed. Trains are not halting at Udyog Bhawan and Lok Kalyan Marg,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said on Twitter.