Here’s What JNU Students, Police Say About Lathi-Charge Claims

JNU students have claimed to have been manhandled by police during their recent march to the Parliament on 18 Nov.

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JNU students have claimed to have been manhandled by the police during their recent march to the Parliament on Monday, 18 November. According to them, over 200 students were lathi-charged by the police while the cops say that only 15 students were injured.

A three-member committee appointed by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has given assurance to the students that the increased fees will go back to the original but the protests don't seem to be ending any time soon. While JNU students are calling for a nation-wide movement, questions regarding the importance of this protest have arisen.

JNU's Annual report shows that over 600 students' families have a monthly income of less than Rs 12,000 and the fee hike, if not reversed, can turn out to be the reason behind many students being forced to drop out.

The Delhi Police lodged two FIRs on Tuesday, 19 November, in connection with the protest by JNU students over the fee hike, a senior police official said.

One FIR was registered at the Kishangarh Police Station, while another was lodged at the Lodhi Colony Police Station, he added. JNUSU demanded that no administrative or legal action be taken against the protesting students.

JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh said they held a meeting with the Joint Secretary of the HRD Ministry, GC Hosur, and requested him to ensure no administrative action is taken against students.

(With Inputs from PTI)

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