Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh branches of Hindu Janjagruti Samiti had raised concerns over the scene in Khan's film and had asked the Censor Board to eliminate the sequence as "it hurts religious sentiments".

Sitharaman on Wednesday also said that she doesn't eat much of onion or garlic and hails from a family where these two vegetables are not much in use.

In July, special magistrate court had framed charges against them under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for offences such as unlawful assembly and disobedience to order.

The JNU administration has appealed to the agitating students to end their strike with immediate effect. "The university's image has already taken a beating and normalcy in the university must return at the earliest," the circular said.

Addressing a gathering in Kangra last year, the Dalai Lama highlighted the relevance of India in the Buddhist world and said if the country takes lead in combining its ancient knowledge of emotions and spiritualism with modern education, India will become an inspiration for many Buddhist countries.

The agitating students say that the protest is not against the appointment of a Muslim professor, but the appointment of a non-Hindu in a subject closely connected with the religion.

Slamming Congress leader Digvijay Singh for supporting the JNU protest, Giriraj Singh said: "Digvijay Singh does not know that this is the land of Gurukul, and the guru is given the position of God.

Hundreds of JNU students carrying posters and shouting slogans were stopped, while several were detained when their protest march against the hostel fee hike.

Appealing to the students he said, "I request them to end these strikes, restore normalcy and allow the students to conduct the exams on time, otherwise they will be the biggest losers in the long run."

Students staging a protest in the JNU painted various messages for vice-chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar inside the administration block of the university on Wednesday as they barged inside the building to talk to him about the hostel fee hike.