Delhi Police detains 7 JNU students for trying to protest at Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra

The arrests have no connection with the event at JNU against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Last Updated: Feb 13, 2016, 13:25 PM IST
Delhi Police detains 7 JNU students for trying to protest at Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra
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New Delhi: In a preventive measure, seven students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) were detained by Delhi Police on Saturday, over reports that they might stage protest during a program at Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra.

The police detained the JNU students and took them to Parliament Street Police Station for questioning.

The arrests have no connection with the event at JNU against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, which has led to huge protests in the campus.

Delhi Police cracked down on a group of protestors at JNU on Friday and arrested a student leader on sedition charges for allegedly raising anti-India slogans during a demonstration in the campus to mark the hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Kumar was arrested two days after JNU witnessed clashes between two student groups over Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged on February 09, 2013 in Tihar Jail.

The event was organised by a group of students to protest the 2013 hanging of Guru, an alleged Jaish-e-Mohammed militant, from Kashmir.