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

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On Monday, outside the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus, a dramatic protest was witnessed over several issues including the recent increase intuition. The JNU Students ' Union organized the rally.

Spot visuals indicate that police have built barricades to avoid aggravation. Several graduates, however, were seen clashing with police.

A protester told ANI news agency that the demonstrations had been going on over a fee hike for the last 15 days. "At least 40% of students come from poor backgrounds. How are they going to study here?" said the protester.

With some holding big banners for messages against the fee hike, a large number of students took part in the rally.

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.

Updated by: News Sources 2019-11-11 1:06 PM