Some students have been detained by police. "It's a way to appeal to lawmakers to fight on our behalf on the floor of the house," says NNUSU. Following students' requests, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) on Monday appointed a three-member high-powered committee to address concerns about rising taxes. For the past three weeks, students have been protesting in the university's administrative block against the hostel increase, although the CNU announced a return last Wednesday.
Here are the top events:
– A government commission was formed ahead of a protest march organized by the Students' Union of Awawaharlal Nehru University (CNUSU) on Monday, when the winter session of Parliament began in protest against rising hostels and urging lawmakers to take their seats. Prohibited orders were introduced under Section 144 and it was difficult to deploy security forces outside the JNU campus.
– According to sources, the government said the proposed panel would involve all stakeholders, including JNUSU and the university administration – in discussions – unlike the committees named in the past – with the aim of "restoring normal functioning of Awawaharlal Nehru University through dialogue" and "resolving" on contentious issues. "
– The commission will consist of prof. C. Johan, former Vice President of UGC; Professor Anil Fahrabsude Shauhan, President, AIFTE, and Professor Rainish Jane, Secretary, UGF, said in a HRD statement, entrusting them with responsibility to make recommendations on the steps to be taken.
– Students are protesting inside the university's administrative block against rising hostels, although the CNU announced a return on Wednesday. Students called it a partial return as "glasses".
R. Subramaniam, Secretary of Education,
Ministry of Human Resources: The MMRD has appointed a high-powered committee to discuss with students and administration the peaceful resolution of all problems. #JNU pic.twitter.com/J7Y9GlhfsT
– ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2019
– "At a time when tariff increases are spreading across the country, students have emerged as the first line of defense for inclusive education. We invite all Delhi students to join us as we march on foot from the NNU to parliament on the first day of the winter session. of parliament, "said CNUSU. He also appealed to students outside Delhi to organize agitations on November 18 to mark National Day of Protest," to protect education as a right and oppose its transfer. Pilgrim in goods ".
– The JNU Teachers' Association (JNUTA) has expressed concern about the deployment of police outside the varsity. "The massive police deployment and barricading to the gates of the NNU campus, which on its face appears to be only to prevent students from bringing the planned march to parliament," it said. "Such measures or use of force to prevent the exercise of constitutionally guaranteed democratic rights and to prevent students from having their voices off campus peacefully would be extremely unfortunate, and JNUTA hopes that in the end such a situation will not arise. "They say from the association
– Police say they have made appropriate security arrangements along the route of the march. Police personnel are deployed at all entrances to Parliament from all possible directions starting in the southwestern district, a senior police official said. "We have strengthened the whole area around the Assembly with the winter session starting tomorrow. Additional police personnel from other areas will also be deployed to avoid any adverse situations, "he added.
– Meanwhile, the Delhi traffic police have issued a passenger advisory, informing them of the routes to be avoided due to the protests. Taking to Twitter, traffic police in Delu Delhi said: "Traffic could have a negative impact or be stopped on Nelson Mandela Road, Aruna Asaf Ali Road and Gannat Marg for student protest. Passengers are advised to avoid these roads and use the Mehrauli Mahipapur Road, Aurobindo Road, Outer Ring Road and NH48. "
– JNU Vice President Jagadesh Kumar called on protesting students to return to their classes on Sunday as exams come to a close. In a video message posted on the Varsity website, he said he received an e-mail from concerned parents and students about the state of the university affecting academic activities.
– "If we continue to strike and cause academic losses, it will affect the future of thousands of students." Tomorrow, a new week will begin and I ask students to return to classes and continue your research activities. The December 12 semester exams will start and if you do not attend classes, it will affect your future goals, ”said Kumar.
– On Sunday, some teachers held a press conference and claimed that a small number of students terrorized other students and prevented them from going to classes.
“The university has 8,000 students and at least 6,000 of them want to go to classes. But 200 students or so we don't allow them and they created an atmosphere of terror, "said one professor at a news conference.
– Students of NNU protest in university administration block against increasing hostel. Students were demanding a $ 1,700 service fee, which was introduced from the next session, and the one-time security fee that was refundable increased from $ 5,500 to $ 12,000.
– On November 13, students painted various messages for the office's deputy in the administrative block as they entered the building to talk to him about raising the hostel. Facing intense agitation for more than two weeks, the JNU administration partially restored the sigh of hostility to BPL students (below the poverty line) who did not receive any scholarship on November 13, a move that failed to satisfy the protesting students who they called it "smelling" and decided to go on strike