Protesting JNU Students Stopped A Kilometre Away From Parliament; JUNUSU Prez Detained

Publish Date: 18 Nov, 2019 02:28 PM   |   Sj Desk  

New Delhi: Holding banners in hands, shouting anti-government slogans and fire in heart, hundreds of students begin protest march towards the parliament from the JNU Campus against the increased hostel fee. 

Students have been stopped by the Delhi Police about a kilometre away from Parliament's north gate and also detained JUNUSU President Aishe Ghosh. In a prior preparatin to stop the protestors, section 144 was imposed by the Delhi Police.

Over 1,200 cops have been deployed outside the campus. Large gatherings are banned outside the parliament. JNU students are demanding a complete rollback of the recent hostel fee hike. 

The Union Human Resource Development Ministry has formed a high-powered panel to recommend measures for restoration of normal functioning of the JNU. The three-member committee comprises former UGC Chairman Professor VS Chauhan, AICTE Chairman Professor Anil Sahasrabudhe and UGC Secretary Professor Rajnish Jain.

"The above-said committee is requested to initiate dialogue with the students and the university administration immediately and submit recommendations on the action to be taken," said the Ministry order.