JNU Students protest outside campus against fee hike, clash with cops

JNU Students protest outside campus against fee hike, clash with cops

Adramatic protest was witnessed on Monday outside the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus over several issues including the recent fee hike. The protest was organised the JNU Students' Union.

Visuals from the spot show that police have set up barricades to prevent any aggravation. However, several students were seen clashing with cops.

A protestor told that the protests have been going on for the last 15 days over a fee hike. "At least 40 per cent students come from poor background. How will they study here?" the protestor added.

A large number of students have participated in the protest with some holding big banners with messages against the fee hike.

The JNU administration on Thursday appealed students to stop agitating against a draft hostel manual, which allegedly has provisions for fee hike and dress code. The administration added that protests were affecting academic activities.

Expressing concern, the administration said, "These agitations have affected the normal life of a large number of innocent students from across India who are unable to concentrate on their studies, complete academic assignments and prepare for their examinations."

"The administration appeals to the agitating students to stop their propaganda and falsehood campaigns, and spare the vast majority of innocent students who want to concentrate on their studies," it said.

The students' union has been on a strike against a draft hostel manual approved by the Inter-Hall administration, saying the manual has provisions for the fee hike, dress code and curfew timings.