Students protest against UGC decision

October 23, 2015 02:43 pm | Updated March 24, 2016 08:40 pm IST - NEW DELHI

Scores of students from various central universities continued to stage protest against University Grants Commission's decision to stop scholarships for non-NET students.

Around 50 of them were on Friday morning detained from inside the UGC premises rwhere they were doing a "occupy UGC" demonstration for the last two days.

The protesters have been detained at the Bhalaswa Dairy police station in the outskirts of Delhi.

The rest of them who continued to stage the protest also had a minor clash with the security personnel when they tried to barge inside the UGC premises. The protesters also broke glasses of a bus and jammed the road in front of UGC office for about two hours in the afternoon.

"Two buses carrying protestors had left from JNU and they were protesting at UGC, while we are detained here at Delhi border. They have been lathi-charged by the Delhi Police. Several of our activists have been injured and are being taken to hospital," a statement from JNUSU read.

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