In a sudden turn of events, members of National Student’s Union of India (NSUI) stopped a metro train on Vishvavidyalaya station on Monday and protested demanding reduction in metro fare for students. They were also demanding metro passes for DU students.
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 VishwavidyalayaMetro station at around 12:26 pm and stopped a train.
The members of the student’s wing of the Congress were swiftly removed from the tracks and handed over to police.
The train services were regulated and were running normally on the entire Yellow line after 12:50 PM.
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.