New Delhi: Scores of Indian Youth Congress (IYC) members on Saturday protested against Doordarshan for the state broadcaster's "failure" to cover programmes organised on the occasion of death anniversary of former prime minister Indira Gandhi.
Raising slogans against the NDA government and Doordarshan, the protesters marched outside the office of the broadcaster.
"Youth Congress protested outside Doordarshan office at Mandi House for not broadcasting Indira Gandhi's coverage. There was lathicharge and many youth activists were detained and taken to Parliament Street police station," said Delhi Youth Congress president Amit Malik.
The IYC volunteers were dispersed by the police and 16 of them were detained, said a senior police officer denying the use of force.
The IYC members participating in "Sardar Patel se Indira tak Sashakt Bharat Yatra" also alleged that they were "barred" from paying tribute to Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel at Ashoka Road.
"Sardar Patel belongs to the nation and not to any specific person or organisation," Youth Congress president Amarinder Singh Raja said.