Campus Notes

Police uses water cannons on JNU protesters


New Delhi, November 11, 2019

The Delhi Police on Monday resorted to the use of water cannons on students and members of the Jawaharlal Nehru Students' Union (JNUSU) who staged a protest outside the university campus over a reported fee hike and the hostel draft manual.
The protest took place as the university held its third convocation on Monday, at which Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' were present.
While Naidu has left the campus, Pokhriyal was still reported to be inside the university premises.
The students' union has called for a boycott of the convocation and demanded the rollback of the hostel draft manual and fee hike proposed by the administration.
In its latest orders, the JNU administration massively hiked the hostel, mess and security fee by a reported 400 per cent. It also limited the hostel timings.

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