JNU Students, Delhi Police Clash Outside Campus, Here's List of Demands of Protesters
JNU Students, Delhi Police Clash Outside Campus (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, November 11: A scuffle broke out between the Delhi police and protesting students of Jawaharlal Nehru Students' Union (JNUSU) outside the campus on Monday over several issues including fee hike, curfew timings and dress code among others. The protest gained momentum as hundreds of students blocked roads near the varsity campus and raised slogans against the hostel manual, which had provisions for fee hike, curfew timings and dress code regulations. According to a video released by ANI, women police personnel were seen pushing back girl students of JNU as the protest intensified during the day.  JNU Fee Hike Protest: Students, Police Clash Outside While V-C Venkaiah Naidu Attends Convocation Inside Campus.

Demands of Protesting JNU Students

Scores of students gathered outside the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University on Monday to press for their various demands. Among the demands of the students were reviewing the fee hike in the hostel, dress code and curfew timings. They also demanded changing the hostel menu and timings. The students have been protesting against several issues which include the rent for student single room, which has been hiked from Rs 10 to Rs 300, rent for student double room hiked from Rs 20 to Rs 600, one-time refundable mess security deposit hiked from Rs 5,500 to Rs 12,000. JNU Students Protest Outside Inter Hostel Administration, Block Ambulance Carrying Professor Umesh Kadam Over Hostel Fee (Watch Video).

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'Solution to Issues Will be Found Soon': HRD Minister

Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Monday met the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and assured them that a solution to their issues will be found soon. According to ANI, one of the protesting students said, "We are protesting for over 15 days but the vice-chancellor is not willing to talk to us. The fee has been hiked in the university. Around 40 per cent of the students here come from very poor families."

The students have been on a strike against the Draft Hostel Manual, which was approved by the Inter-Hall Administration. As the protest gained momentum, the agitating students clashed with the policemen, following which the police used batons and water cannons to disperse them. According to reports, the hostel fees are currently around Rs 2500 and as per the draft rule, it will be hiked to around Rs 7,500, the protesting students said.