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JNU students clash with police en route Rashtrapati Bhavan

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Jawaharlal Nehru University students who tried to march towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday protesting the violence on university campus were stopped by police and later detained.

The police also resorted to baton charge to control the mob who tried to block the traffic at Janpath. Using loud speakers, the police also appealed to the crowd to maintain peace.

Before the students tried to proceed towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan, a delegation of JNU Students’ Union and JNU Teachers’ Association also met human resource development ministry officials and demanded removal of vice chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar from his post.

 

Meanwhile, the HRD ministry on Thursday said the removal of VC Jagadesh Kumar was not a solution.

HRD secretary Amit Khare said officials of the ministry will talk to Kumar again on Friday over the students’ claims of revised fee not being implemented.

“The removal of the vice chancellor is not a solution,” he said, adding the ministry officials will also meet JNU Students’ Union after meeting Kumar.

Earlier, Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union president Aishe Ghosh said the students and faculty will not relent till the vice-chancellor is sacked.

Ghosh said they appealed to HRD ministry to remove the VC, which in turn said a dialogue will be held on Friday.

“We will not compromise with HRD ministry over the removal of the VC. It is still thinking whether the VC should be removed,” he said.

Photographs: ANI

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