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Delhi university students protest metro fare hike, hold demonstration at Shahtri Bhawan

New Delhi: Scores of university students held a demonstration at Shastri Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday, demanding a rollback of the hike in Metro fares and concessional passes for them.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

The protesters, comprising students from the Delhi University, Jamia Milia Islamia, Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Indraprashtha University, blocked traffic outside the building that houses many important ministries including the Human Development Resource (HRD) Ministry.

Rapid Action Force personnel were deployed there in large numbers to avoid any untoward incident.

While a delegation of students went to the Prime Minister's Office to present a charter of demands, the rest of the students denounced the Centre with in their slogans, berating it, among other things, for cutting seats in the central civil services and research.

Published Date: Feb 08, 2018 17:20 PM | Updated Date: Feb 08, 2018 17:24 PM

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