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Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

In wake of JNU protest, entry, exit points at 2 Delhi metro stations closed

Earlier in the day, hundreds of JUN students carrying posters and shouting slogans were stopped, while several were detained when their protest march against the hostel fee hike in varsity headed towards the Parliament on the first day of the Winter Session.

delhi Updated: Nov 18, 2019 19:16 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
In the wake of ongoing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) protest in Delhi, entry and exit points of four metro stations have been closed temporarily
In the wake of ongoing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) protest in Delhi, entry and exit points of four metro stations have been closed temporarily(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
         

In the wake of ongoing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) protest in Delhi, entry and exit points of two metro stations -- Lok Kalyan Marg and Jorbagh-- were closed temporarily, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) tweeted on Monday.

The gates at three metro stations - Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk and and Central Secretariat- were earlier closed, however, they have now been opened and trains are halting at these stops. The entry and exit points at Lok Kalyan Marg metro station are still closed, the DMRC said in its latest tweet.

“As advised by Delhi Police, trains are not halting at Udyog Bhawan and Patel Chowk. Exit/Entry gates for Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk and Central Secretariat have been closed temporarily,” the DMRC had tweeted earlier.

As advised by Delhi Police, trains are not halting at Lok Kalyan Marg and entry/exit gates of the station have also been closed temporarily, the DMRC said in another tweet.

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Earlier in the day, hundreds of JNU students carrying posters and shouting slogans were stopped, while several were detained when their protest march against the hostel fee hike in varsity headed towards the Parliament on the first day of the Winter Session. The students are demanding a “complete rollback” of the recent raise in hostel fee.

“Section 144 was imposed in the entire New Delhi district. The exact number of detainees is yet to be ascertained,” a senior official said.

The prohibitory orders, which bans the assembly of four or more people at a place, were slapped in the morning to prevent the protests.