Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi has always been the center of attention with the protests and demands they have. It is a hub of politically influenced young minds and the ways they express themselves.
The latest JNU student demand is against the huge fee hike along with food and accommodation. On Wednesday, the JNU Administration took a rollback from the huge price hikes in the fees due to the protests by 40% of students who come from underprivileged categories. The hike increased Room Rent from Rs.10/20 to Rs. 300/600 and mess and security fees by 400%. The JNU students living in hostels from Rs 27,600-32,000 annually went up to Rs 55,000-61,000. The price hike made the JNU the most expensive central university.
JNU Students have urged other universities student to join their protest on Monday against hostel fee hike where they will march towards Parliament where Winter Session is going on.
“At a time when fee hikes are rampant across the country, students have emerged as the first line of defense for education. We invite all students of Delhi, to join us as we march on foot from JNU to Parliament on the first day of the winter session of Parliament,” the JNU Student Union said.
The Student Union further appealed to the students to make 18th November as the National Day of Protest “to safeguard education as a right, and oppose its transformation into a commodity”.
Police have informed that they have taken adequate security measures along the route of the march with police personals at every entry and exit point.