JNU Fee Hike Protest: Delhi Police Detains Around 100 Protesting Students For Showing Aggressive Defiance To Directions

Delhi police trying to control the protestors. AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP / SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Delhi Police on Monday (18 November) detained around hundred students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for allegedly showing defiance to the directions of the police during their protest, reports Asian News International (ANI).

Some of the agitating groups in the march for demanding a complete rollback of the fee hike had broken through the barricades set up by the Police forces at the Safdarjung Tomb near Jorbagh, defying the directions of the Delhi Police, upon which the decision to detain the protesters was taken.

Delhi Police has also come out denying the allegations of lathi-charge made by some of the protesters. The police has clarified that the force never resorted to any usage of water cannons, tear gas shells or lathi-charge at any stage of the protest.

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It should be noted that to contain the protesters, as many as ten companies of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) was deployed in Delhi to assist the city's police administration which had also deployed over 800 personnel to ensure the adherence of law and order.

Note: This piece wrongly carried an image of Mr Nadeem Khan implying him to be a protestor on behalf of JNU when he was not. The image has now been replaced and the error is regretted.

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