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Students protest police action on Kurukshetra Univ campus

Press Trust of India  |  Kurukshetra 

Students took out a protest march and raised slogans against Chief Minister Saturday on the campus of University against the police action that injured at least 12 of them.

On Friday, police resorted to batoncharge to disperse more than 200 students sitting on a 'dharna' on the university campus demanding direct polls to elect their union leaders during which 12 students were wounded.

During the protest Saturday, students burnt an effigy of outside the university vice-chancellor's office and demanded that police cases registered against students be withdrawn.

A large number of police personnel were deployed on the campus in wake of the protest.

The students want direct elections to student unions.

Several students bodies, including the National Students' Union of India, have opposed the government's move to hold indirect polls to elect student union leaders in colleges and universities on October 17.

Through indirect polls, class representatives (CRs) will be elected in colleges and department representatives (DRs) in universities. The CRs and DRs will elect the and other office-bearers in colleges and universities.

The elections in the state are being held after 22 years.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 19:45 IST