Students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) went to the Vasant Kunj (North) police station to submit a complaint alleging that their Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar is ‘missing’. They further made protests outside the police station here on Monday, October 4.
The also alleged that the university administration has proposed an enormous increase in hostel fees. The protest took place outside the police station after police stopped them from entering inside. JNUSU Vice-President Saket Moon told ANI, “They are going to do 1000 percent annual fee hike due to which poor students living in the hostel will have to leave the campus and go.”
JNU Students Union president Aishe Singh said, “The hostel fees have been increased. Curfew and dress restrictions have been introduced. The library is being closed before time. For the first time in JNU, we have been told that if we don’t pay the fees for the mess, we will be evicted from the hostel.”
A statement from JNU VC Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar read, “The provosts have invited the hostel presidents for a meeting on November 6. We request the hostel presidents to meet their provosts along with the wardens and discuss their issues. We appeal to the students to resume their academic activities. Issues can be resolved through dialogue with the officials of Inter Hall Administration.”
Source: ANIPosted in News, States