NSUI Halts Delhi Metro at Vishwavidyalaya, Demands Student Pass

According to DMRC, protesters jumped on the tracks at Vishwavidyalaya Metro station and stopped a train.

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Demanding concession in metro fare for students, Congress-backed students union NSUI members stopped a metro train at the Vishwavidyalaya metro station on Monday, 4 March.

Around 10-15 members of the National Students Union India (NSUI) jumped on the tracks and raised anti-Modi and anti-Kejriwal slogans on Monday noon.

They were also demanding metro passes for DU students.

According to Delhi Metro Rail Corportaion (DMRC), protesters jumped on the tracks at the Vishwavidyalaya metro station at around 12.26 pm and stopped a train.

The members of the students wing of the Congress were swiftly removed from the tracks and handed over to police at 12.48 pm. The Delhi police has detained 14 members of the NSUI. The detained students have been taken to Kashmere Gate police station.

The Delhi police has registered a case against 13 NSUI activists under DMRC Act 2002. The hearing on the case is scheduled to take place in Tis Hazari court on 6 March.

‘Centre Failed Students’

Train services were regulated and were running normally on the entire Yellow line, they said.

“The Centre and the State government has completely failed in terms of student rights. They have been a failure in handling the Delhi Metro and now they are innaugrating the Ahmedabad Metro. Until the metro pass isn't given an approval, NSUI will keep protesting,” NSUI’s state President Akshay Lakra said.

This is the second time NSUI has disrupted metro services to demand pass for students. A similar incident was reported in October 2017.

(With inputs from PTI)

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