The police used water cannons to disperse protesting students opposite the University Grants Commission a short while ago.
Heavy traffic is reported around the roads leading upto Lipton circus.
Seven students have been taken into custody by the Cinnamon gardens Police, and students are currently gathered outside the Police station in order to hold discussion with the Police.
Meanwhile Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that five students were arrested by the Police.
“The Police are currently recording statements from them. The decision to produce them in courts would be taken after considering the facts in their statements” he said.(ISA)