Police violently end student protest in central New Delhi

Police chased and stuck protesting students with batons after they marched through India’s capital Thursday to demand the resignation of a university official following an attack at their school by masked assailants. About 1,000 students and faculty from Jawarhalal Nehru University marched to a government office to demand the resignation of the school’s vice chancellor, who some accuse of allowing the assailants armed with hammers, shovels and other weapons to ransack a university dorm and beat up students on Sunday. After reaching the government office on Thursday, a splinter group of several dozen students decided to continue marching toward the president of India’s official residence.