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DU students protest demanding curfew-less nights for women's hostels

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A women's collective on Monday began an all-night protest at Delhi University's demanding curfew-less nights for women's hostels.

had last week submitted a charter of demands to the of the University demanding removal of timings and allowing 24-hour entry into women's hostels, abolishing the concept of local guardians for students and keeping a provision for an emergency local contact.

They had threatened to stage a protest if the demands were not met within a week.

On Monday evening, around 100 students with placards staged a sit-in outside the while some of them even tried to scale the gates but their attempts were thwarted by the security personnel.

They later tried to block the nearby for some time as some of the protesters jumped in front of oncoming vehicles, the police said.

However, the police intervened and and facilitated a discussion between the agitating group and the Proctor, Deputy and Pro of the University.

As the administration failed to pacify the crowd, the protesters, insisting that their demands be agreed to immediately, launched their all-night agitation.

The protesters also accused the police of physically assaulting them, a charge denied by the police.

The student's collective further demanded a new women's for differently-abled students and the setting up of an internal complaint committees against sexual harassment in all colleges and institutions.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 01:00 IST