Four members of Students Federation of India on Thursday climbed on top of an overhead water tank demanding the installation of a Bhagat Singh statue.
It was after nearly two hours that the authorities could persuade the agitators to climb down from the water tank at the Dungar College, Bikaner. The students were on protest for last three days seeking the installation of a Bhagat Singh statue near the Bikaner collectorate.
They climbed up the tank to press the administration to accede to their demand. The students belonged to a group that earlier put up a statue at their protest site near the collectorate that was removed by the authorities as it was not permitted, officials said.
"We have convinced them about holding talks over their demand. There is a procedure to raise a demand. The students have been asked to meet senior administrative officials to take up the matter," SHO Jain Narayan Vyas Colony police station Harjinder Singh told PTI.
Singh said that the students were learnt to be affiliated to the Students Federation of India (SFI).