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21 Nov 2019 | 11:42 AM UTC

India: Student march continues in Delhi November 21 /update 1

India News Alert

Students march in support of Jawaharlal Nehru Students' Union reported in Delhi November 21; further demonstrations are likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/21/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/22/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Dehli

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Event

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Delhi University Students' Union (DUD) have called for two separate rallies to be held in Delhi on Thursday, November 21, in support of the Jawaharlal Nehru university (JNU) student protest. At around 13:00 (local time), ABVP students marched from the JNU Tapti Hostel area towards the JNU campus. The DUD marched from the Mandi House towards the Ministry of Human Resources Development.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions were reported along the march route. Further protest are likely to take place in the coming days.

Context

On Monday, November 18, the Jawaharlal Nehru Students' Union (JNUSU) called for a march toward Delhi's parliament to protest fee hikes and other education rights, gathering thousands of protesters.

Advice

Individuals in New Delhi are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public gatherings as a precaution, budget additional time for travel, anticipate transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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