Kanpur Police baton charge students for protest against exam fee hike
Police in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, on Monday baton charged students who were protesting against the varsity administration's decision to hike examination fees.
The protests have been on since Saturday, when the police allegedly attacked students with canes, and leaving them severely injured.
"We walked all the way to Lucknow to get the examination fee cancelled and we put our request forward to the chief minister but our pleas were unheard. We will continue with our protest and we will shut down all the colleges today," said Garvidh Narang, a protester.
The protesters raised slogans against the university and did not allow anybody to enter the university campus.
The agitated students complained that they had appealed to the university officials over the issue of hiked examination fees and handed over a memorandum but no action was taken.
The college administration is not available for comment.