Mandi House Protests in support of JNU

The Delhi Police quelled the protest which was then shifted to Rashtrapati Bhavan

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Defying Section 144 that was imposed at Mandi House in Delhi, hundreds of demonstrators, including students, activists and members of civil organizations among others marched to condemn the violence on students and teachers of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and demanded that the VC of the University MamidalaJagadesh Kumar step down from his post.

Slogans of ‘HallaBol’, ‘InquilabZindabad’, ‘Reject violence’, etc resounded at the march to the HRD Ministry at which leaders like SitaramYechury, D Raja, Brinda Karat, Prakash Karat and LJD’s SharadYadav were also present.

However, reports of lathi charge on protestors at Mandi House came in and a new call was issued to march from ShastriBhavan to RashtrapatiBhavan. However, before protestors could reach RashtrapatiBhavan, they were met with a large police force who charged them with batons and detained many at the Mandi Marg police station.

Sources say that another flash protest call was issued for central park gate no. 7 to decide the plan of action. These pics at central park, where police has already gathered and is waiting for orders while the GeneralSecretary and Vice President JNUSU are taking a call on the plan of action.



Students and protestors informed that due to the Delhi crackdown and indiscriminate use of Section 144 and police excesses, they were unable to protest anywhere and are met with brutal force and made to disperse or detained. But they intend to continue to protest no matter the clampdown and wait for the call issued on the group to assemble.

Protestors also conveyed that they have been closely following the Bombay protests, which they find incredible and inspiring. They were celebrating the spirit of the city and democratic expression. And would be taking their protest to ShaheenBagh next.


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