New Delhi: On Monday, several denizens of Twitter called out Delhi Police for what they felt was excessive use of force against students of JNU who were protesting.
Journalist Faye D’Souza wrote on Twitter: “Dear ANI, This is not a "Clash" . This is the police using force and lathis on protestors. The right to protest is a democratic right in India. We won our independence through peaceful protest. Remember!.”
Many remembered the recent clashes with lawyers and wondered whether Delhi Police were acting more brutally with students. Check out the tweet below:
#WATCH Delhi: Clash between Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students and police, earlier today. Delhi Police PRO has said that they will inquire into lathi charge allegations made by JNU students. pic.twitter.com/5yOhuDBvdi— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2019
Dear ANI,— Faye DSouza (@fayedsouza) November 18, 2019
This is not a "Clash" . This is the police using force and lathis on protestors.
The right to protest is a democratic right in India. We won our independence through peaceful protest. Remember! https://t.co/FCGYsO9QS9
Dear Delhi Police,— Akash Banerjee (@TheDeshBhakt) November 18, 2019
Just because these students are not lawyers ... Doesn't mean you can unleash brutality on them.
Kindly show the same restraint that you showed just days ago. ? https://t.co/coeluZC4ug
Delhi Police is only dread of lawyers!— James Wilson (@jamewils) November 18, 2019
Their brutality is in full display with the students! https://t.co/clNtOUagNg
Amit Shah asks CRPF to go after "urban Naxals and their facilitators" https://t.co/KsRt0uJGuS— زماں (@Delhiite_) November 18, 2019
NO sympathy for these commie squatters. These brain dead leftist free loaders must be thrown out of JNU. Cancel their registrations.— Amitabh Poddar (@AmitabhPoddar1) November 18, 2019
Quarantine is the need of the hour.
Close down and seal all JNU hostels. https://t.co/hbeV46Z0ce
Love a country where people cheer the police beating up protesters. https://t.co/wWEClpnl46— फ़ैलकूपा? (@FalKoopa_) November 18, 2019
Brute force = clash— James Wilson (@jamewils) November 18, 2019
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Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa said that they will inquire into lathi-charge allegations levelled by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students during their protest today.
"We will inquire into allegations of lathi charge by students. They broke some barricades due to which some police personnel also injured," Randhawa told ANI when asked about lathi-charge allegations.
"We are talking with their leaders for mediation on demands. Sufficient force has been deployed. We have told JNU students that they should not break the law. The people are facing problems as they have blocked a road. Hopefully, we will resolve this soon," he said.