A huge uproar by JNU students to Rashtrapati Bhavan, alleviated midway by Delhi Police

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Delhi:  A huge protest march by students of Jawaharlal Nehru University bound for Rashtrapati Bhavan was stopped midway by the Delhi Police this evening. Frantic footage from the spot showed slogan shouting students being dragged away and packed into buses by the police as they tried to breach the barricades. Students, teachers and civil society groups including senior political leaders Sitaram Yechury, D Raja, Prakash Karat, Brinda Karat and Sharad Yadav had started the march this afternoon from Mandi House. The plan was to go to the offices of the HRD ministry and submit a memorandum regarding Sunday’s mob attack at the university campus and their demand for the resignation of the university’s vice-chancellor. But after the meeting with the HRD officials, the students, led by JNU students’ union leader Aishe Ghosh, decided to move to the Rashtrapati Bhavan and meet the president. As the police refused to allow that, the slogan shouting started. The students have been taken to the police station at the Connaught Place, the heart of the city.