Police lathi-charge students protesting in Rajasthan University, student leader arrested

Police brutally lathi-charged students protesting inside Rajasthan University in Jaipur. Students were protesting on Thursday over the problem of students receiving back marks in semester exam results, but during this time, angry students stormed the administrative building and locked it.

Following that, there was an immense amount of tension between the police and the students, and the police eventually used force to drive them away. However, no students were seriously injured in the lathi-charge, but during the protest, police arrested student leader Shubham Rewad and took him to the police station.

Shubham Rewad, a Rajasthan University student leader, said that over the past several years, whenever the results of Rajasthan University are announced, “we see that around 80-90% of the students are failed or they are given back in some of their subjects,” as reported by Aajtak.

He added, “This is done so that the students fill the revaluation form by paying Rs. 430 and the surprising thing is that after filling the revaluation form, the back marks of 80 out of 90 students are cleared.”

The students claimed that they were wrongfully failed in the semester exams, and that money was taken from them in the name of revaluation. Students had gathered outside the examination controller’s office to protest this. Meanwhile, cops attempted to evacuate the students. Then several students got into a fight with the police officers, and the police had to use force. In fact, more than 70% of students failed the BA, BSc and BCom first-semester exams this year.