TDN World desk: The visually impaired students from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Wednesday accused the Delhi Police of illegally detaining them when they were on the way to new Police Headquarters at Jai Singh Road.
Delhi police denied the allegation, saying the students walked into the police station to handover a memorandum.
“The bus carrying blind students who were going to protest at the Delhi Commissioner office has been illegally stopped by Delhi Police,” a visually challenged students alleged.
However, the Delhi Police said that this was a false claim. ”We have not detained any student, they have come themselves with a memorandum,” said an officer privy to the case.
The students were en route to the office of Delhi police commissioner in new police headquarters, to protest against an alleged police action on Monday over some visually challenged students who were part of the massive march to Parliament from the JNU, led by the JNUSU.
Video clips of police atrocity on protesting students doing rounds on Social media. Social condemned police brutality over the visually impaired students.
The march was stopped at Jor Bagh by over a thousand policemen and an almost similar number of paramilitary forces. It was during this that the students alleged that they were thrashed badly by the Delhi Police.
On Monady, Shashibhushan, elected JNUSU councillor who fall victim to police lathi charge, said, ” I said I’m blind, why are you beating me then police said if you’re blind then why did you join protest? then they put their boots on my chest”.