New Delhi: A 3,000-km march started from Mumbai in a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 under the banner of Rashtra Manch, a political platform floated by former Union minister Yashwant Sinha. On Thursday, NCP chief Sharad Pawar flagged off the march. Also Read - 'Would Like to Ask All Those Great Personalities...,' JNU VC's Dig at Deepika Padukone

Called the “Gandhi Shanti Yatra”, it will cross five states — Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana — before culminating in New Delhi’s Rajghat on January 30, the day of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination. This is supported by farmers’ organisation Shetakari Jagran Manch. Also Read - Efforts Being Made to Make JNU Environment Venomous: Uma Bharti on Leaders Visiting Varsity

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In Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union has called for a citizen’s march — three days after violence broke out in JNU campus. Apart from JNUSU, hundreds of civil society organisations and citizens are expected to join the protest demanding resignation of JNU VC, Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, punishment to those involved in the campus violence on Sunday, rolling back of IHA manual and to bring an immediate end to punitive actions against JNU students.

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    Protests Against JNU Violence LIVE: Security Beefed up Near Rashtrapati Bhavan

    Security has been beefed up at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Vijay Chowk area in view of the protests. The security at the North Block and South Block, too, has been increased. Additional police forces will remain deployed for the entire night in these areas.

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    Protests Against JNU Violence LIVE: Former HRD Minister Seeks JNU VC’s Removal

    In a tweet, BJP veteran and former HRD Minister Murli Manohar Joshi said that such an attitude is “deplorable” and the Vice-Chancellor should be removed from his post.

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    Protests Against JNU Violence LIVE: “Whatever has happened in the last few days is extremely sad. Students have a list of grievances. The teachers also have grievances against the administration, we are trying to resolve all of them,” said Amit Khare. He added that the agitated students have been offered another meeting on Friday to raise their demands. “Such incidents should not re-occur,” he asserted.

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    Protests Against JNU Violence LIVE: HRD Ministry’s focus is on academic issues, not on political matters, says HRD Secretary Amit Khare on varsity not notifying JNUSU.

  • 6:57 PM IST

    Protests Against JNU Violence LIVE: Police removes women protestors marching towards Rashtrapati Bhawan.

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    Protests Against JNU Violence LIVE: A protester was injured during the march towards Rashtrapati Bhavan demanding removal of the Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Vice-Chancellor following Jan 5 violence in the campus.

  • 6:24 PM IST

    Protests Against JNU Violence LIVE: ‘HRD Ministry officials to again meet JNU Students’ Union after meeting VC on Friday,’ says HRD Secretary Amit Khare.

  • 6:19 PM IST

    Protests Against JNU Violence LIVE: HRD Secretary Amit Khare said that the MHRD will talk to JNU VC again on Friday over students’ claims of the revised fee not being implemented.