Congress’ student wing activists baton charged

August 3rd, 2008 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, Aug 2 (IANS) Hundreds of activists of the Congress-affiliated National Students Union of India (NSUI) were baton charged by the police here Saturday as they were proceeding towards the Madhya Pradesh chief minister’s residence to submit a memorandum demanding elections in colleges. At least four dozen NSUI workers and a dozen policemen were injured.

Later, a delegation of Congress leaders led by state unit president Suresh Pachouri submitted a memorandum to Governor Balram Jakhar demanding a judicial inquiry into the incident and action against the police officials responsible for ordering the baton charge.

They said the students were holding a peaceful procession when they were beaten up by the police.

“We will not tolerate the dictatorial and anti-students attitude of the government and will again come on streets if our demands were not fulfilled,” NSUI state president Rashmi Pawar said.

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