JNU protest LIVE Full Updates: March to Parliament Stopped, Students continue to move towards Parliament :- The JNU students are protesting inside the administration block of the university against the increase in hostel fee. The students were demanding removal of service charges of Rs 1,700 which were announced from following session as well as the one-time mess security fee, which is also refundable, has been increased from Rs 5,500 to Rs 12,000.
JNU protest LIVE Full Updates
On the other hand, restrictions were imposed and Section 144 was imposed near the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus in advance of the protest march by the students against the hostel fee hike to Parliament on Monday.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Students’ Union (JNUSU) has said it is going to be a march to save public education as well as also appeal to MPs in order to take up the cause. According to the sources, about 1,200 personnel have been deployed around the JNU campus.
Students continue to move towards Parliament
9: 10 am: On Sunday, JNU Vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar urged the protesting students to return to their classes as exams are near. In a video message that has been released on the varsity’s website, he said “If we still continue with the strike and cause academic loss, it is going to affect future of thousands of students.
“From tomorrow, a new week will begin and I request the students to come back to the classes and resume your research activities. From December 12, the semester exams will start and if you do not attend classes, it will affect your future goals,” Kumar said.
9.30 am: On Sunday, a section of JNU teachers stated that the JNU administration was open to dialogue with elected hostel representatives but not with the “non-notified” students’ union in order to end the standoff by students over the increased in hostel fees.
9: 40 am: The dean of students, Umesh Kadam, said he has not yet notified the students’ union. “The (poll) results are still lying with me in my office in a sealed envelope. The election committee announced the results without taking that sealed envelope from me. How can we notify the students’ union when the results are still with me,” he said.
“The administration has announced a partial rollback and we are open to dialogue. We are ready to talk to the elected hostel representatives and work out the modalities,” he said.
10: 08 am: The Delhi Police has increased security arrangements around the university campus ahead of protest march to Parliament.
10: 22 am: March towards Parliament started.
10: 44 am: The students have started to assemble inside the campus. They are now expected to begin their protest march towards the Parliament by noon.
11.09 am: Section 144 imposed outside JNU campus. No permission for protest march: Police
11.30 am: The Delhi Police has said that the student of JNU have not been given permission to carry out the protest march. The police officials on the other hand said that taking out the protest march without permission will be a crime.
12.05 pm: Students breaks the barricades, in order to carry on their march towards Parliament.
12.08 pm: HRD Ministry appoints committee in order to recommend steps to restore normal functioning of JNU