Hundreds of Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students were on Monday stopped by the police from marching to Parliament to press for their demands for a complete rollback of the hostel fee hike.
The agitation came on the first day of the winter session of the parliament. Several police personnel have been deployed outside the university campus ahead of the students’ protest march to Parliament.
As JNU students refused to back down and continue marching in protest, breaking the barricades, the CRPF has been rushed in to control the situation.
Students have been protesting for over three weeks against the draft hostel manual, which has provisions for hostel fee hike, dress code and curfew timings.
Police have stopped the students half a kilometer from the campus. After students refused to stop marching, the police have begun detaining several protestors. Barricades have been put up to stop the students within a 1 km radius.
Section 144 has been imposed near the Parliament ahead of the protest march by Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union.
The students’ union has continued their protests despite the JNU administration announcing a partial rollback of the hike last week.