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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.
जेएनयू में हुई हिंसा के खिलाफ, वीसी को तत्काल हटाये जाने तथा फीस वृद्धि को वापस लेने की मांग को लेकर छात्रों तथा शिक्षकों द्वारा निकाले गए मार्च में सम्मिलित हुआ। #JNUUnderAttack #mandihouse #जेएनयू #जेएनयूहिंसा pic.twitter.com/LGsnWvYBjq
— SHARAD YADAV (@SharadYadavMP) January 9, 2020
— kachcha_chittha (@kachcha_chittha) January 9, 2020
फीस वृद्धि वापस लो JNU वी.सी. को हटाओ #नागरिक मार्च मंडी हाउस से #MHRD शास्त्री भवन तक #mandihouse #JNUProtests #JNUVCMustResign #FeesMustFall #RemoveJNUVC #CitizensMarch #VCHatao pic.twitter.com/F7WwSmO2Ld
— CPIM DELHI (@CPIMSTATEDELHI) January 9, 2020
JNUSU’s protest march begins from Mandi House to Ministry of Human Resource Development. Aishe Ghosh leading march along with Sitaram Yechury and other leaders. #CAAProtest #CAA_NRC pic.twitter.com/RlIZFFxqfR
— Sameer Yasir (@sameeryasir) January 9, 2020
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.
— Rajesh Sur (@RajeshSur9) January 10, 2020
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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