Students Protests in Guwahati Against Fee Hike in JNU
GUWAHATI: The fire of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) over fees hike has now reached Guwahati as students from various organisation protested in front of Nehru Park in Guwahati against the hostel fee hike in the JNU hostel on November 21.
It is to be mentioned that the JNU students' protest against the fee hike has entered close to two weeks after draft of hostel manual was issued that includes provisions including hostel fee hike, dress code and curfew timings.
According to reports, JNU had increased the double room rent from Rs. 10 to Rs. 300 per month, single room rent from Rs. 20 to Rs. 600 per month and the one-time refundable mess security deposit from Rs. 5,500 to Rs. 12,000.
Meanwhile, Nationalist Congress Party MP Vandana Chavan on November 21 gave Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha on the issue of fee hike in JNU, reported news agency ANI.
Students’ organisation like- SFI, AISF, SMSS and ACYS participated in the protest among others.