Delhi, November 11: A massive protest was witnessed outside Jawaharlal Nehru University campus on Monday. The student's union organised agitation over different issues including fee hike. Several students were seen clashing with the cops and the police had set up barricades to prevent the escalation of the matter. At the same time, the university was also hosting the third convocation with Vice President Venkaiah Naidu as the chief guest.

According to an ANI tweet, a protestor said, "These protests have been going on for the last 15 days over a fee hike. At least 40 percent students come from a poor background. How will they study here?" JNU Students Protest Outside Inter Hostel Administration, Block Ambulance Carrying Professor Umesh Kadam Over Hostel Fee (Watch Video).

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A large number of students was seen participating in the protest with some holding big banners with messages against the fee hike. According to a PTI report, JNU administration on Thursday appealed to students agitating against a draft hostel manual, which allegedly had provisions for fee hike and dress code, to end their protest as it was affecting the academic activities.

The administration further expressed concerns that some students have continued their agitation for days and accused the agitators of repeatedly issuing propaganda materials with offensive and abusive language.

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