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HRD minister to be locked in auditorium till demands are met: JNU students

The minister had two cancel two events at Shastri Bhawan scheduled after the convocation, the officials said.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Union Human Resource Development Minister 'Nishank' was inside the auditorium since morning as protests by JNU students escalated, officials said.

'Nishank' along with Vice President Venkaiah Naidu had gone to the to attend the JNU's third convocation. While Naidu left the premises before the protest escalated, Nishank had to stay inside for hours.

"He is inside. But the situation has been handled. The minister has spoken to JNUSU president and assured their demands will be addressed," a senior HRD Ministry official said.

The minister had two cancel two events at Shastri Bhawan scheduled after the convocation, the officials said.

Hundreds of students gathered outside headquarter protesting against hostel fees hike. The police had to use water cannons to disperse the protestors.

First Published: Mon, November 11 2019. 16:35 IST
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