After Day-Long Protest, JNU Students' Union To Meet MHRD Official

Published on Monday, 18 November 2019 21:57
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Delhi, Nov 18,2019:The leaders of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union have gone for a meeting with the joint secretary of  the Human Resource Development Ministry after a day-long protest over fee hike. The protesters are returning to campus now, sources said. The students are meeting with GC Hosur, joint secretary of the Human Resource Development Ministry.

Delhi Metro had closed entry and exit gates at the Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk. Lok Kalyan and Central Secretariat stations after hundreds of JNU students clashed with cops after taking to the streets to demand a full rollback of the recent hostel fee hike. In tweets posted on its official Twitter account, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said the decision to shut key Yellow Line stations amid the JNU students' protest was taken after discussions with the police.

At least 50 JNU students were detained by  Delhi Police this afternoon.. - they have since been released - as they and hundreds of others marched on Parliament chanting anti-fee hike slogans and carrying posters and placards. The students' body said the march was a "way to appeal to lawmakers to fight on our behalf inside the floor of the house".

In response authorities imposed prohibitory orders both outside the parliament building and around the JNU campus, and set up barricades near Safdarjung Tomb in South Delhi to stop them from advancing any further. Parliament winter session begins today..

Cops and students clashed as the latter group tried to climb the barricades. They overcame one barricade. And when they tried to overcome the second barricade, then Delhi police announced that Ministry of HRD officials wents to talk with union leaders.After that the protesting  students returned to JNU campus.