Kerala Floods: JNU Students Demand National Disaster Status, Protest Outside Home Ministry, Allege Manhandling By Cops
The protesters alleged that women students were subjected to "derogatory comments" and racist remarks.
The members of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) staged a protest outside the Home Ministry here today, questioning the Centre why the Kerala floods were not declared a national disaster.
The protesters alleged that they were manhandled and lathicharged.
They submitted a complaint to the deputy commissioner of police, New Delhi, alleging that women students were subjected to “derogatory comments” and racist remarks were made by the policemen against some students.
The police, however, claimed that no force was used against the students, adding that they were detained at the Parliament Street police station for about an hour.
The police said they were looking into the allegations.