Police crackdown on UGC protesters: students allege lathicharge, cops deny

On Friday, the protesters were picked up by the CRPF and ITBP personnel and taken to Bhalswa Dairy police station on the outskirts of Delhi.

Written by Aranya Shankar | Updated: October 28, 2015 1:04 pm

For the second time in a week, the police cracked down on the ‘Occupy UGC’ protesters on Tuesday who were camping outside the UGC premises. Students said they were “brutally lathicharged, dragged and detained” in the evening when they tried to enter the UGC office.

On Friday, the protesters were picked up by the CRPF and ITBP personnel and taken to Bhalswa Dairy police station on the outskirts of Delhi.

Watch Video: UGC Protesters Being Beaten Up By The Delhi Police

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“The incident occurred at about 6 pm when some of us tried to break the barricades to go inside the UGC office. Suddenly hundreds of policemen began lathicharge. They dragged our comrades and detained them,” said All India Students’ Association (AISA) national president Sucheta De.

DCP (Central), Paramaditya said, “Around 45-50 protesters were detained. No one was lathicharged. Policemen did not have lathis… the protesters attacked and injured policewomen.”

After being detained for nearly three hours, the protesters were released. They gathered at the UGC headquarters to continue their protests.

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  1. K
    Ks
    Oct 29, 2015 at 11:30 pm
    Very bad seen the video how can a dcp at central delhi put opposite allegation on student and say there was no lathi..This is not fair but a criminal act ..framing incorrect records and putting up wrong facts .. legal action be taken againt dcp n the officers
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      L bhadrapati Devi
      Oct 28, 2015 at 4:23 pm
      Government stand is another and UGC is an autonomous insution. The decision of UGC is the right decision and no student should waste their energy and time in useless exercise if they could not clear NET/JRF exam conducted by UGC. Our quality of education should not be compromised at any cost.
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        mumbikar
        Oct 28, 2015 at 2:05 pm
        it has started !!!! students and the youth are taking to the streets, good on them, the BJP and its fanatic members will now feel the power of students and the youth, no government in the world has ever survived they power !!!! kudos to them, well done, hope all the youth and students join hands and bring this government down, we want our freedom and peace back.
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