JNU students’ Parliament march against increasing hostel and mess fees, stopped by police, 3 metro stations closed


JNU students have been protesting against changes in hostel manuals for the last three weeks
Students room rent increased from Rs 10 to Rs 300 and the mess security fees was increased to Rs. 12 thousand.

Police said- we are talking to students, we are trying that they do not take law in their hands

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students started a parliament march on Monday to protest changes in hostel manuals and increase mess fees. However, the police stopped them at Ber Sarai Road. Students were not allowed to go to Parliament. On the other hand, the Ministry of Human Resource Development constituted a three-member committee to end tensions in JNU. The committee will discuss all issues between the students and the administration.

In view of the students’ demonstrations, 3 metro stations have been temporarily closed. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) tweeted and said – On the advice of Delhi Police, 3 metro stations near Parliament have been temporarily closed. Entry and exit gates of Udyog Bhavan, Patel Chowk and Central Secretariat stations were closed, with trains not being stopped at Udyog Bhavan and Patel Chowk.

10 police companies (700-800 policemen) were deployed outside the university campus to stop the students. Outside the Parliament too heavy police force is engaged in security. The JNU Teachers Association (JNUTA) has expressed concern over keeping police outside the university.
The students demonstrated for 15 days to increase the fees of hostels, mess and other facilities. However, protests by students continue even after the withdrawal of the fee hike in some cases. They said that until the fee structure is kept as before, their opposition will continue.
Police removed JNU students protesting near Safdarganj mausoleum. Students demand that the increased fees be withdrawn. Delhi Police PRO Mandeep S. Randhawa said- We are trying to talk to the students. It is our endeavor that they do not to take laws in their hand. As far as lathicharge is concerned, we are investigating.

Teachers Association landed in support of students

The Teachers’ Association said that the deployment of heavy police force outside the university seems to have only prevented students from marching to Parliament. It is unfortunate to try to prevent students from taking their voices out. We expect that no such situation will arise.

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