MHRD meeting unsatisfactory, JNU students march to Rashtrapati Bhavan

MHRD meeting unsatisfactory, JNU students march to Rashtrapati Bhavan
JNU students, teachers and alumni marched to MHRD demanding VC's resignation (Credit:JNUSU) Team Careers360 | Jan 9, 2020 - 6:08 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Hundreds of students and teachers of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) participated in a ‘Citizens’ March’, today, January 9, condemning the mob attack on Sunday and demanding the resignation of its Vice Chancellor (VC). They were also joined by large numbers of alumni, students of other institutions and members of the general public.

The students marched to Mandi House where Delhi police had imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure which does not allow for a gathering of more than four people. The students then moved towards the Ministry of Human Resource Development to continue the protest.

JNU Students' Union President Aishe Ghosh, who was severely injured during the Sunday's attack, was also present at the protest. She, along with JNUSU secretary Satish Chandra Yadav and some faculty members, had a meeting with education secretary Amit Khare.

The students called the meeting 'unsatisfactory' and proceeded to march towards Rashtrapathi Bhawan, during which they were lathi-charged by Delhi police near Shastri Bhawan.

The students were initially blocked at the campus by Delhi Police.

But they managed to continue the march to Mandi House.

Barricading-at-mandi-house-Anjali-Bhardwaj_ZlTyw2GSection 144 was imposed at Mandi House (Credit: Anjali Bhardwaj).

Protest-at-mandi-house-Anjali-BhardwajProtesters had to move out from Mandi House as section 144 was imposed (Credit: Anjali Bhardwaj)

Charmy-Harikrishnan-Mandi-houseProtestors condemned the attacks on universities (Credit: Charmy Harikrishnan)

JNU%20at%20MHRDStudent bodies came together for the protest (Credit: Faizan Haider)

student%20protestsA banner at the protest at MHRD (Credit: Alka)

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