New Delhi: Workers of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) stopped a train at Vishvavidyalaya metro station earlier on Monday. They were demanding a fare concession pass for Delhi University students.
After a while, the services were restored and were functioning normally on the Yellow Line, said reports.
Around 10-15 NSUI members reportedly jumped on the tracks and raised anti-Modi and anti-Kejriwal slogans.
According to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), protesters jumped on the tracks at the station at around 12.26 PM and stopped a train. The members of the students wing of the Congress were removed from the tracks and handed over to police.
Thirteen protesters were detained and taken to Kashmere Gate Metro police station.
The NSUI last month held a protest against an advisory issued by the Delhi University asking students to not stage protests or dharnas inside the varsity premises.
The circular, issued by the administration, advised the students against “occupying university premises of departments, library, administrative blocks etc. for protest and dharnas”.
These acts cause disruption in academic activities as well as day to day functioning of the respective offices, it said.
“Kindly note that causing disruption in any manner of the academic functioning of the University System amounts to an act of gross indiscipline,” it added. But the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) held a protest against the advisory. The students’ union members burnt a copy of the advisory during the protest.
They also held a cutout of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, depicting him as Hitler and accused the administration of working at the behest of the central government. NSUI Delhi president Akshay Lakra said this decision will weaken the democracy and the democratic culture that has been prevailing in the Delhi University for a long time.
“If this decision is not reversed, the NSUI will continue its protest,” he said.