JNU Hostel Fee Hike: Students Move Delhi High Court, Seek Stay on Admin's Decision to Impose Late Fees on Students For Registrations
JNU students and Delhi High Court. (Photo Credit: IANS/PTI)

New Delhi, January 21: The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union on Tuesday reached the Delhi High Court and filed a plea challenging the Inter Hostel Administration's decision amending the Hostel Manual. Apart from this, JNUSU members also sought court's directions to restrain JNU administration from imposing late fees on students for registrations in Winter semester 2020.

According to the news agency ANI, JNUSU members including JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh, Vice President Saket Moon and others filed plea in the Delhi High Court. In they plea they had sought directions of the Court to restrain the JNU administration from imposing late fees on students for registrations in Winter Semester-2020. JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar Says '82% of Students Have Paid the Revised Hostel Charges'.

Earlier, speaking to the reporters, Union Minister of Human Resource and Development Ramesh Pokhriyal informed that over 80 per cent JNU students registered for next semester and appealed that the rest shall not be disturbed. He said, "Over 80 per cent JNU students registered for next semester, nobody should disturb those who want to study. CAA not aimed at taking away anybody's citizenship, appeal to students to explain this to those misleading public." He also stated that JNU students' basic demand have been met, and calls for VC's removal now not reasonable.

Last week, VC M Jagadesh Kumar had informed that more than 65 percent of students staying in hostels have cleared their hostel dues. He had also said that the schools and centers are working on conducting tests for those students who did not complete the last semester's academic requirements.