Police on Monday detained some students as they tried to hold a protest near the Israeli embassy here in support of Palestine, officials said. Scores of students from JNU, Jamia Millia Islamia and Delhi University had gathered to take part in the protest.
Police had erected barricades to stop them from reaching the embassy at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road. When some of the students tried to march towards the embassy, they were detained as they did not have the required permission to hold the protest, said a police officer, adding that "no one was allowed to violate law and order".
The students were protesting in support of Palestine and trying to reach the Israeli embassy when the police action took place, the officials said. All India Students Association (AISA) Delhi unit president Abhigyan said several students were detained and taken to a police station.