The JNU Teachers' Association (JNUTU) and students on Friday marched to demand suspension of Professor Atul Johri, who has been accused of sexual harassment by eight students. The arrest was made after incessant protests by various student bodies after cases of sexual harassment against him came to light. "They lathi-charged us. We were detained and taken to the Defence Colony police station", JNUSU, joint secretary, Shubhanshu Singh, was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
The long march which began at 2 pm from JNU North Gate was carried out to "ensure that the continuing injustices in JNU and across universities are put to a halt".
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The police deployed at the spot fired water cannons to quell the unrest.
A female photographer was also manhandled by policewoman during the protest. Later on, the police detained the protesters.
The Delhi Police in a statement said, "The permission for the march was denied in view of the ongoing visit of the Chancellor of Germany in New Delhi. Granting autonomy to JNU means privatization of education and making education out of reach of poor students", said Geetha Kumari, president of JNU student Union.More news: Apple's low-priced iPad 'will likely' support the Pencil, analyst says
The protest was also against giving autonomy status to the university as students believe that the autonomy will lead the privatization of the university.
The JNUTA had earlier launched a three-day "Satyagraha" inside the campus to raise these demands.More news: This Was A Real Stat Displayed During The Purdue-Texas Tech Game