New Delhi: The student’s union of Jawaharlal Nehru University on Monday organised a protest outside the university campus in New Delhi over a number of issues including the fee hike, stated news agency ANI.
A protester was reported as saying, “For last 15 days, we are protesting against fee hike. At least 40 per cent students come from poor background, how will these students study here?” Currently, the Jawaharlal Nehru University’s convocation ceremony is underway on the campus. Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu who was invited as the chief guest is present there.
The students union of JNU had earlier called for a protest against the provisions of the draft hostel manual, stated a report by Times of India.
Earlier on Saturday, a section of JNU students held a protest-meet against Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ayodhya case. The meeting was organised by a JNU student named Sharjeel Imam at Sabarmati Dhaba inside the varsity campus, stated news agency PTI.
“We organised a meet to discuss the judgment. We had a copy of the judgment and discussed some crucial portions of it and how the judiciary has again failed us,” Imam was quoted by news agency PTI as saying. During the meeting, students were constantly raising the ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan, which is apparently linked to the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, stated an organiser. “They tried to instigate us but we did not indulge in any untoward incident and did not retaliate. The meeting went off peacefully,”another organiser said, according to news agency PTI.