A group of students were on Thursday detained when they tried to stage a march from Central Secretariat Metro Station to Rashtrapati Bhavan demanding the President’s intervention in ending the impasse over the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP).

The protesters belonging to All India Students Association were detained from outside the metro station around 11:30 am and taken to Parliament Street police station in a bus by Delhi Police personnel.

Police said the march could not be allowed as prohibitory orders are in place in the area.

Police personnel were deployed in strength in and around Rajpath to prevent protesters from marching toward Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Student bodies protest outside VC residence

Continuing their protest against the controversial four-year undergraduate programme in Delhi University, members of various student bodies on Thursday held demonstrations outside the residence of the vice-chancellor, demanding immediate rollback of FYUP.

The protesters raised slogans against the VC and demanded immediate rollback of the FYUP. Members of one Krantikari Yuva Sanghtan (KYP) also burnt the effigy of the VC.

“Delhi University’s VC is playing with the future of students. University should immediately scrap FYUP and start admission process under the three—year undergraduate programme,” ABVP’s national secretary Rohit Chahal said.

Holding placards, the students also shouted slogans against the Delhi University’s administration.

“We will not accept FYUP at any cost because it is not according to our national education policy,” Suresh, member of INSO, said.

As several students groups — ABVP, INSO, NSUI and KYS — gathered outside Dr. Singh’s residence, police tightened security and erected barricades and diverted traffic to another road.

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