MP police lathicharge protesting NSUI members in Bhopal

1 week ago

TOI TimesPoints

HOW TO EARNMY ACTIVITYFAQs

DAILY CHECK-INS: 0/5 completed

Lifetime

0

Expired

0

Redeemed

0

* TimesPoints expire in 1 year from the day of credit

BHOPAL: A protest organised by the Students Union of India (NSUI) against the new education policy at the residence of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here on Thursday turned into a melee.

Students' associations along with NSUI, the youth wing of the Congress, have launched a protest against the new education policy and in a show of aggression they tried to reach the Chief Minister's official residence in Bhopal.

NSUI members along with Congress workers first gathered at their party office and marched towards Chouhan's residence. However, Bhopal police barricaded the area. NSUI members tried to cross the barricades resulting in an argument between the police and the protesters.

Congratulations!

You have successfully cast your vote

The protesters started pelting stones and tried to cross the police barricades forcefully. Seeing the situation getting out of hand, the police resorted to a lathicharge to disperse the crowd, in which several students got injured and were rushed to hospital for treatment.

The police have detained several NSUI members and sent them to jail. NSUI members have been protesting against the new education policy in various districts of the state for the last few days and they had announced to end their protest in Bhopal.


"They were allowed to organise a peaceful protest but they tried to break the barricades and pelted stones at the police. The police tried to calm the NSUI members but seeing the situation get out of control, there was no option except to allow police to lathicharge to disperse the crowd," said a senior police officer.


Kamal Nath, the Madhya Pradesh Congress President and former Chief Minister, condemned the police action.


"Students were protesting peacefully to make their voice heard. They were demanding release of pending scholarships of tribal students along with raising other issues. But Shivraj Singh Chouhan government beat up the students brutally and has arrested them," Nath said.

Download

The Times of India News App for Latest Home News

Subscribe

Start Your Daily Mornings with Times of India Newspaper! Order Now

more from times of india News

Successfully logged in to The Times Of India, Enjoy reading...

The Times of India Education is a leading source that provides the reliable and latest news on education and jobs. Get the breaking news on CBSE, ICSE, Board Exams, colleges, universities, competitive exams, date sheet, admit card, answer key, result, admission, exam analysis, job news, recruitment notifications, etc. The Times of India Education extensively covers topics on Education news, Job news, CBSE, ICSE, Board Exams, Entrance Exams, Admission, Study Abroad, etc. Stay connected with The Times of India for the newest updates in the education sector.

Read Full Article at Source