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Delhi Police stop JNU teachers, students march; resort to lathi-charge, water cannons

PTI
Published : Mar 23, 2018, 8:59 pm IST
Updated : Mar 23, 2018, 8:59 pm IST

The 'Padyatra', which started at the varsity's campus, was organised by JNUSU and JNU Teachers Association.

Police resorted to lathi-charge and use of water canons to stop the march towards Parliament. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)
 Police resorted to lathi-charge and use of water canons to stop the march towards Parliament. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

New Delhi: A large number of JNU students and teachers were on Friday stopped from marching to the Parliament Complex over various demands, including academic freedom, with police resorting to lathi-charge and use of water canons.

They were stopped at the Sanjay Jheel area in south Delhi. The "Padyatra", which started at the varsity's campus, was organised by the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) and the Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers Association (JNUTA).

The associations are demanding academic freedom, accessible and equitable education among others. The teachers' body had requested other associations to join the protest march.

Their other demands include withdrawal of the executive council decision to constitute a committee to take action against teachers and the immediate withdrawal of notifications replacing chairpersons who were opposed to implementing compulsory attendance.

The JNUTA had earlier launched a three-day 'Satyagraha' inside the campus to raise these demands.

Tags: jnu students, jawaharlal nehru university, students march, parliament
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi