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Security tightened in anticipation of JNU students' protest in front of Home Ministry

Security Has Been Increased In New Delhi As JNU Students Try To Increase Pressure On Delhi Police By Preparing To Protest Before The Home Ministry.

PTI | Updated on: 21 Oct 2016, 07:54:39 PM
JNU students (Image Source: Getty)

New Delhi:

Security has been increased in New Delhi district in anticipation of a protest by JNU students before the Home Ministry at Raisina Hill on October 21.

The students have accused the university administration and police of being callous in tracing a missing student, Najeeb Ahmed.

Vehicular movement has been blocked on Raisina Road and police, and paramilitary forces have been deployed at and around the area after police received information that the university students would arrive here to stage a protest, a police official said. Ahmed has been missing from the JNU campus since Saturday.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had orderedthe Delhi Police to set up a special team to trace Ahmed on Friday, evenas the agitating students decided to change their mode of protest after keeping the Vice Chancellor and some other topofficials under siege for over 20 hours.

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The agitating students had said they decided to change their mode of protest and will no longer confine VC M JagadeshKumar and other officials of the university. 

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First Published : 21 Oct 2016, 04:32:00 PM