Around 600 students from across universities in Delhi marched from Shastri Bhavan to Prime Minister’s house demanding reduction in metro fare and concessional passes for students travelling in Delhi. The march was organised by the All India Students’ Association (AISA) following an ‘occupy Vishwavidyalya’ protest held a few weeks back.
The PMO barricades were broken by the protesting students and a memorandum was submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office requesting Prime Minister Modi’s intervention.
“We have given 10 days to them to take action on our demands otherwise we will be back with a bigger mobilization” was AISA’s official message on their Facebook page.
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 in large numbers to avoid violence.
Protesters also resented against the Centre for cutting seats in the central civil services and research.