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JNU students, teachers' march to Parliament halted, face lathi-charge, water canons

PTI
Published Mar 23, 2018, 8:35 pm IST
Updated Mar 23, 2018, 8:35 pm IST
The associations are demanding academic freedom, accessible and equitable education among others.
JNU students raise slogans over the issue of compulsory attendance at a protest in New Delhi on Friday. (Photo: PTI)
 JNU students raise slogans over the issue of compulsory attendance at a protest in New Delhi on Friday. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: A large number of JNU students and teachers, who were protesting over various demands including academic freedom, were on Friday stopped from marching to the Parliament Complex with police resorting to lathi-charge and use of water canons.

They were stopped at the Sanjay Jheel area in south Delhi.

 

The ‘Padyatra’, which started at the varsity’s campus, was organised by the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) and the Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers Association (JNUTA).

The associations are demanding academic freedom, accessible and equitable education among others.

The teachers’ body had requested other associations to join the protest march.

Their other demands include withdrawal of the executive council decision to constitute a committee to take action against teachers and the immediate withdrawal of notifications replacing chairpersons who were opposed to implementing compulsory attendance.

 

The JNUTA had earlier launched a three-day ‘Satyagraha’ inside the campus to raise these demands.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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