Students detained during protest against Dadri lynching
A large number of student activists from different outfits were detained by the police during a protest march against the Dadri lynching incident in the national Capital on Sunday. The protesters were detained while marching towards the Prime Minister’s residence.
The police detained nearly 350-400 students, marching from Mandi House area, at the Feroz Shah Road. The students have been taken to the Parliament Street Police Station, a senior police officer said. However, they were later released in the evening, police said.
Students from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia and other educational institutions, affiliated to various outfits including All-India Students’ Association (AISA) and Students’ Federation of India (SFI), had planned a protest march and demonstration outside the Prime Minister’s residence to register their protest against the lynching of 50-year-old Ikhlaq in Dadri area of Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
“We were stopped by the police near Mandi House while taking out a protest march against the politics of hate and Dadri lynching,” AISA state executive member <g data-gr-id="22">Shehla</g> said.
“What has followed the Dadri lynching case is irresponsible and inflammatory statements being made by the ministers, which must be stopped immediately,” she said.
She added: “Our protest aims at seeking justice for the victim of Dadri, unmasking of the mastermind behind the incident and punishment for the perpetrators of the inhuman act.”
Iqlakh was beaten to death and his 22-year-old son Danish was critically injured in an attack by a mob on the night of September 28, following a rumour that the family had consumed beef.