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JNU students battle police lathicharge on way to R Bhawan, city traffic at a stand still

Scores of JNU students were lathicharged by police on Monday and several of them detained when they tried to march towards Rashtrapati Bhawan against the hostel fee hike, throwing traffic out of gear and leaving metro commuters stranded for hours with three central Delhi stations being closed as a precautionary measure. Amid heavy police deployment and barricades beginning right at the campus, the students began their march but were stopped near the Bhikaji Cama Place metro station. When the students reached a cordoned area, they tried to jump the barricades and were lathicharged by the police. According to JNU Students Union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh, Several students, including women, have been detained by police which brutally attacked the protesters, asking us to go back to campus. We will not budge from here until our demands are met and a complete rollback in the fee is announced, she added. The students took to social media to share images and videos of lathicharge by ..


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