The students have been protesting for over two weeks over recent hostel fee hike. (file photo)
The students have been protesting for over two weeks over recent hostel fee hike. (file photo)

Delhi Police register FIR against JNU students over yesterday's protest

ANI | Updated: Nov 19, 2019 15:03 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 19 (ANI): Delhi Police have registered an FIR in connection with the protest carried out by the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in the city on Monday against hostel fee hike.
On Monday, around 100 students were detained for allegedly 'showing aggressive defiance' to the directions of the police during their protest.
Thousands of JNU students had carried out a protest march yesterday towards the Parliament demanding complete fee rollback along with other demands, however, they were stopped at Safdarjung Tomb near Jorbagh.
"Some agitated groups attempted to forcibly break the barricades and had to be pushed back by the police staff. Around 100 students were detained for showing aggressive defiance to the directions of the police," police had said in an official release.
Coming out in support of the students, several Congress and BSP leaders have demanded also demanded a "high-level probe" into "police action" against JNU protestors.
On the other hand, the university administration has urged the students to join the academic works and forego the protest while also having initiated action against the students for allegedly vandalising the statue of Swami Vivekanand in the campus.
The students have been protesting for over two weeks over recent hostel fee hike. (ANI)

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