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JNU students accuse police of groping, manhandling women protesters

A day after accusing the police of baton-charging them for protesting on the streets of Delhi against hostel fee hike, students of Jawaharlal Nehru University alleged that even physically challenged protesters were not spared and women were groped and manhandled. The police, however, have denied lathicharging, using tear gas or any form of violence against students. Shashibhushan Pandey, a visually challenged student, claimed that police beat him up even when he told them he is differently abled , while JNU Students Union president Aishe Ghosh alleged that women students were manhandled and groped by male policemen. Addressing a press conference in the university campus, Pandey said, I removed my spectacles to show them that I can t see. Still they beat me up. A student who intervened was also beaten up. My friends told me street lights had been switched off and police were beating students. They made me stand on the side of a road, but policemen started nudging me with lathis .

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