JNU students marching towards Rashtrapati Bhavan detained by Delhi police, later released

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Students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Thursday detained by Delhi police when they were marching towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan in protest against the violence on the university campus.

The students took out the march after an unsatisfactory meeting with the HRD officials.

The protesters were demanding the removal of JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar from his post.

The police resorted to baton charge to control the mob who tried to block traffic at Janpath.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) in a tweet said, “All the detainees who were taken to Mandir Marg Police Station were released later.”

On Sunday Masked goons armed with sticks had stormed the JNU campus. They attacked students and teachers with sticks, stones and iron rods.

Hours after masked mob unleashed violence on students and teachers JNU, thousands of students across the country rose in protest against the violence.