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BHU incident: 9 students detained for protesting at Jantar Mantar

The students, who are the members of recently-constituted Joint Action Committee (JAC) at BHU, sought to make an appointment with the PM.

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BHU incident: 9 students detained for protesting at Jantar Mantar
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    The Delhi Police on Thursday detained nine students of the Banaras Hindu University, including a woman, who were on their way from Jantar Mantar to the Prime Minister's official house to submit a memorandum at the Pancharipuri Police Station. However, no charges were being slapped against them.

    The students, who are the members of recently-constituted Joint Action Committee (JAC) at BHU, sought to make an appointment with the PM.

    "When we could not get the appointment we decided to submit the memorandum with his Secretary. We were at Race Course when police detained us," said Mineshi Mishra, a BHU student.

    "We were simply walking at Race Course Road and there was no protest. We kept on asking them about the ground over which we were arrested, however, police did not say anything. I was made to sit in a bus even as there was no female constable with them at the time of the detention," she added. The students also complained that the police threatened them .

    The students have been protesting at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, along with alumni from the university, social organisations and activists since Tuesday.

    Senior Delhi police officers revealed the students had been protesting for the last three days. "When they tried to march towards the PM's residence eight boys were detained and later let off and another girl, who was along with them, was released then and there as it was getting dark. We have not told any students to return to Banaras," said BK Singh, DCP, New Delhi

    WANT TO MEET PM

    • The students, who are the members of recently-constituted Joint Action Committee (JAC) at BHU, sought to make an appointment with the PM. 
    • The students have been protesting at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, along with alumni from the university. 
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