New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Tuesday filed two FIRs against eh students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for damaging public property, rioting and obstructing public servants from discharging their duty during the protest against the hostel fee hike. Police action came after the clash between police and students during the protest march by the protesters on Monday.
However, the JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) on Tuesday demanded that no administrative o legal action should be taken against the students protesting against the hostel fee hike.
JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh said they had a meeting with the Joint Secretary of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, GC Hosur, and requested him to ensure no administrative action as initiated against the students for the protest.
Hundreds of JNU students had swarmed the street on Monday, bringing several parts of the city to a halt. The students took out a protest march opposing the recent fee hike against which an agitation has been going on for over three weeks.
Some 30 police personnel and 15 students were injured in the scuffle during the eight-hour agitation. Police said that one FIR has been registered at South West Delhi’s Kishangarh police station, and another at South Delhi’s Lodhi Colony police station.