The Agra-Delhi highway was jammed due to student unrest on Monday morning. Police used force to disperse the agitating mob and took sixteen students in custody. The angry students damaged buses and shops on Goverdhan crossing of Mathura district as mark of protest.
SSP Mathura claimed that highway has been cleared and the reason behind the protest was an incident where a student was slapped by a teacher few days back, besides issues related with fees about which College Management had not appraised the administration.
Students from Girraj Maharaj Degree College were agitated after a teacher slapped a girl student of college two days back. There were other issues including that of fee concession to poor students. There were verbal exchanges between teachers and students in past days.
Today, hundreds of student from the college blocked the traffic on Agra Delhi highway and burnt tyres while pelting stones on buses and damaging shops at Goverdhan crossing.
"Police reached the spot with information and took twenty minutes in clearing the highway by using light force over students. Sixteen students have been arrested following the incidence' revealed BD Polson, SSP Mathura while talking to HT.