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JNU students hold Delhi to ransom; police turn ingenious to disperse the mob

Police have rubbished reports that said the cops had unleashed lathi-charge on JNU students and said the men in khaki were just persuasive

Student activists of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) attempted a march to Parliament today to protest against the hike in fees and other issues but were stopped on their way by the police. Section 144 was imposed on areas around Parliament.

A section of the media reported the news of lathi-charge to stop the students and detained around 30 of them. Finally, the cops turned off the street lights and chased the students in the dark. Delhi Police has denied the media claim of lathi-charge.

Meanwhile, in the backdrop of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ movement, the Congress on Monday targeted the Narendra Modi government and alleged that this government was scared of students and youth. Party spokesperson Pawan Kheda told reporters, “This government is scared of students and youth. These students do not have so much freedom as to convey their legitimate message in a legitimate way on legitimate forums. Why did this come to pass?”

Kheda said, “If you don’t want to listen to their demand, you want to suppress and crush their opposition, we understand that you are afraid, afraid especially of the youth. A scared government misuses agencies in this way; a scared government only takes help of the police.”

Thousands of JNU students tried to march towards the Parliament House on the first day of the winter session of Parliament to demand a full rollback of hostel fee hike — and also refund of the sum they have paid since March — but the police stopped them.

Some media reports have claimed that a few students were injured and many were taken into custody at various places after a lathi-charge.

Delhi Police said that after protracted persuasive tactics and the general approach of physical containment by cops, students mostly seemed dissuaded but a group suddenly broke away and somehow managed to proceed towards the New Delhi area through Aurobindo Marg.

The Delhi Police staff acted with restraint all along and, despite continued defiance by some groups of students, the cops took recourse to methods of persuasion. There was no use of water cannons, tear gas shells or lathi-charge at any stage of the protest, Delhi Police said.

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