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JNU Shifts Council Meet Venue Outside Campus As Students Intensify Protest

New Delhi: As JNU college students intensified their protest on Wednesday for rollback of the hostel charge hike, the college administration needed to shift a gathering of the Govt Council exterior the campus fearing disruption because of the agitation.

The Govt Council is the very best decision-making physique of the Jawaharlal Nehru College.

The scholars from Left-backed political outfits have been protesting in opposition to the hike in hostel charges for nearly a fortnight, and the representatives from RSS scholar wing ABVP have additionally deliberate a march to the UGC workplace over comparable calls for.

The scholars’ union claims the draft hostel guide, authorized by the Inter-Corridor administration, has provisions for hostel charge hike, costume code and curfew timings.

The scholars had gathered exterior the conference centre on the campus however, to press their calls for successfully, shifted their protest to the administration block, which homes the vice chancellor’s workplace and the workplace of different senior administration officers, on Wednesday.

Beating their daflis, they shouted slogans in opposition to the JNU administration and the vice chancellor.

The JNU Lecturers Affiliation, representatives of which attend the EC assembly, alleged they weren’t knowledgeable concerning the change within the venue to the workplace of the Affiliation of Indian Universities close to ITO.

JNUTA president DK Lobiyal mentioned the affiliation condemns the choice to shift the venue.

“We have a range of issues, apart from the hostel manual, like promotion of teachers, so that our views can be raised. For last three-four years, even the Academic Council meetings have been postponed or shifted. We condemn it and the VC should not handle the university like this,” Lobiyal mentioned.

“The meeting was supposed to be held at the convention centre inside the campus but when three EC members professors Sachidanand Sinha, Moushumi Basu and Baviskar Sharad Prahlad reached the venue, there was no meeting,” Lobiyal added.

On Monday, the scholars had gheraoed AICTE constructing, the venue for varsity’s convocation, throughout which Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal was caught for six hours.

“That day police used tear gas, lathicharge on us. Why were people protesting that day even after getting degrees. Our protest will continue till the vice chancellor meets us,” JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh mentioned.

“The administration said the students didn’t want to have a dialogue while the situation is the other way round. We have been approaching the administration but there is nobody to talk too,” she added.

The scholars have been demanding the withdrawal of the draft hostel guide, wherein service prices of Rs 1,700 have been launched and the one-time mess safety charge, which is refundable, has been hiked from Rs 5,500 to Rs 12,000.

The lease for a single-seater room has been elevated from Rs 20 monthly to Rs 600 monthly, whereas the lease for a double-seater room has been elevated from Rs 10 to Rs 300 monthly.

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