Some students have been arrested by the police. "It's a way to appeal to legislators to fight on our behalf on the floor of the house," JNUSU says. In response to the students' demands, Human Resource Development (HRD) on Monday appointed a three-member high-powered committee to address the concern about the fee increase. For the past three weeks, students inside the university administration block have been protesting against the rise of hostels, even though JNU announced a redial last Wednesday.
Here are the best developments:
– The Government Panel was formed ahead of the protest march organized by Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) on Monday, when Parliament's winter meeting began, to protest the hostel's fee hike and appeal to its legislators Thing. Prohibition decisions were introduced with section 1
– According to sources, the government has said that the proposed panel will involve all stakeholders, including JNUSU and university administration in discussions – unlike the committees previously appointed – with a view to "restoring normal functioning of Jawaharlal Nehru University through dialogue" and "solving controversial issues".
– The panel will consist of Prof VS Chauhan, former Vice President of UGC; Prof Anil Shahsrabudhe Chauhan, Chairman, AICTE and Prof Rajnish Jain, Secretary, UGC, indicated the HRD message and gave them the responsibility to make recommendations on the measures to be taken.
– Students protest inside the administration block of universities against the increase of hostels, even though JNU announced a call back in the walk on Wednesday night. The students have called the partial rollback as an "eyewash".
R. Subrahmanyam, Education Secretary,
Ministry of HRD: MHRD has appointed a High Power Committee for discussion with students and administration for peaceful resolution of all issues. #JNU pic.twitter.com/J7Y9GlhfsT
– ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2019
– "At a time when fee increases are raging across the country, students have emerged as the first We invite all students in Delhi to join us as we march on foot from JNU to Parliament on the first day of Parliament's winter meeting, "JNUSU said. It also urged students outside Delhi to organize agitations on November 18 to mark a national protest day, "to protect education as a right and oppose its transformation into a commodity."
– JNU Teachers' Association (JNUTA) expressed its concern over the deployment of police outside varsity. "The massive police deployment and barricade at the gates of the JNU campus, which on its face appears to be solely for the purpose of preventing students from taking their planned march to Parliament, "it said." or the use of force to counter the exercise of constitutionally guaranteed democratic rights and to prevent students from peacefully taking their vote off campus would be extremely unfortunate and JNUTA hopes that no such situation will eventually arise, "said the association  – Police said they have made adequate security arrangements along the route of the march. Police personnel are deployed at all entry points leading to Parliament from all possible routes from the southwestern district, says a senior police member. "We have fortified the whole area around Parliament with the winter session starting tomorrow. Additional police personnel from other districts will also be deployed to avoid any awkward situation," he added.
– At the same time, the Delhi Traffic Police has issued a commuter adviser informing about the routes that should be avoided because of the protests. Taking to Twitter, Delhi Traffic Police said: "Traffic can be adversely affected or stopped on Nelson Mandela Road, Aruna Asaf Ali Road and Gangnath Marg due to student protests. Commuters are advised to avoid these roads and use Mehrauli Mahipalpur Road, Aurobindo Marg, Exterior ring road and NH48. "
– JNU Principal M Jagadesh Kumar urged the protesting students on Sunday to return to their lessons as exams are near. In a video message released on the varsity website, he said he has received emails from troubled parents and students about the situation at the university affecting academic activities.
– "If we continue with the strike and cause academic loss, it will affect the future of thousands of students." Beginning tomorrow, a new week begins and I urge students to return to classes and resume your research activities. From December 12, the term exams will start and if you do not attend courses it will affect your future goals, "Kumar said.
– On Sunday, a section of teachers also held a press conference, claiming that a handful of students have terrorized other students and does not allow them to attend classes.
"There are 8,000 students at the university and at least 6,000 of them want to attend lessons. But about 200 students do not allow them and have created an atmosphere of terror," said one of the professors at the press conference
– Students at JNU protest inside university administration block against raising hostels. Students demanded withdrawal of service charges of Rs 1,700 introduced from the next session and a one-time, non-refundable security fee has been increased from Rs 5,500 to Rs 12,000.
– On November 13, students painted various messages to the headmaster in the administration block when they barged inside the building to talk to him about the hiking fee. Faced with intense agitation for over two weeks, the JNU administration partially rolled back the hostel's raise for BPL students (below the poverty line) who did not utilize a scholarship on November 13, a move that failed to satisfy the protesting students, who called it a " eyewash "and decided to continue with the strike