During the course of the protest outside the venue, which began shortly before noon, police tried several means to move students away from the gate, including the use of a water cannon which was deployed around 1:30 pm.
The students are demanding the withdrawal of the draft hostel manual, in which service charges of Rs 1,700 were introduced and the one-time mess security fee, which is refundable, has been hiked from Rs 5,500 to Rs 12,000.
Jawaharlal Nehru University Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar asserts that protests on campus must not cross the ‘Lakshman rekha’, says he would never term students anti-nationals, explains why JNU had to cut intake of PhD students, and believes “intellectuals everywhere are same — they love to disagree”
As police questioned photocopiers in South Delhi over JNU posters, Borzhome says the only thing he would say no to are pamphlets promoting violence. “I don’t mind those sparking debate on religion, politics”.
A scuffle broke out at the Patiala House court in New Delhi on Monday afternoon after a group of about 40 lawyers present inside the court started shouting anti-JNU slogans demanding that University faculty present inside the court leave.
A day after students and journalists were attacked at Patiala House Courts complex, the Delhi Police registered two FIRs against “unknown persons”, while Police Commissioner B S Bassi said a probe had been ordered into alleged police negligence. While police said they were trying to identify those who led the attack, The Indian Express caught […]