LIVE: JNU Students Protest Over Fee Hike

by GoNews Desk Nov 11, 2019 • 05:27 PM Views 847

LIVE: JNU students protest over fee hike and other issues

* A massive protest broke out today outside the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi as hundreds of students blocked roads near the campus and raised slogans amid heavy police presence, claiming that Vice-Chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar has turned down repeated requests to meet them and discuss recent hostel fee hike. The university has hiked the hostel fee by nearly 300 percent.

* Several protesting students were stopped by police this morning when they tried to cross barricades and march towards the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in Vasant Kunj where Vice President Venkaiah Naidu was addressing the varsity's third convocation ceremony.

* In dramatic visuals, students were seen carrying banners, raising slogans and trying to cross police barricades as cops used water cannons to stop them

* However, the student protesters, who have blocked roads outside the campus, have refused to move till the JNU Vice-Chancellor meets them.