JNU Protest: Delhi Police Lodges FIR against Unidentified Persons

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The Delhi police on Tuesday lodged a First Information Report (FIR) against unidentified people involved in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) protest against fee hike for flouting Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), which was imposed in the area surrounding the university campus and the Parliament, to prevent students from joining the agitation on Monday.

Delhi Police has registered a case under Section 186/353 of the IPC at Kishan Garh police station and the case has been registered from the police side but they have not received any complaint from students as of now.

It may be mentioned that a massive protest was held by JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) on Monday in New Delhi against the fee hike by the university authorities. On Monday the students’ plan to march to the Parliament which was foiled by Delhi police as they were stopped midway before reaching the high-security zone in Central Delhi following which they sat near Safdarjung Tomb on protest, traffic woes to commuters. The students also broke the barricades and clashed with the police. Water cannons were deployed in parts of the national capital to curb the protest.

Moreover, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said entry and exit gates of Lok Kalyan Marg, Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk and Central Secretariat were closed temporarily as the services were suspended at these metro stations.

Road traffic was also affected on several intersections with vehicular movement being affected on Nelson Mandela Marg, Aurobindo Marg and Baba Gang Nath Marg. Africa Avenue Marg from Sarojini Nagar crossing to Chanakyapuri was been closed. 

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