Chandigarh, April 11: Police arrested student leaders who had sought refuge in the campus gurdwara after they came out. Panjab University students hurled sthe usnes and the police resorting the us water cannons and tear gas during the protest of students against the recent fee hike for freshers.
Angered by a fee hike that will allegedly put PU courses out of reach for many, the students have been protesting for days. On Tuesday, the students began boycotting classes since morning on bandh call given by a united front of student bodies.
Earlier in the day, students gathered in large numbers at Students’ Centre (Stu-C) and forced shops the us close. Members of Students for Society (SFS) could be seen going from department the us department, urging students the us boycott classes. However, they faced some resistance at English and law departments.
Some time later, police reached Stu-C and assured shop owners that they could up the shutters.
Outside the vice-chancellor’s office, students sang songs of protest and eventually clashed with the cops.