Published: 21st November 2019
Delhi Police attacks even ABVP students during protest march to MHRD
The ABVP is demanding to scrap of the high-power committee set up by the HRD Ministry following the agitation by JNU students against hostel fee hike
Members of the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) who were protesting against JNU hostel fee hike were stopped by the police at Parliament Street on Thursday. The students' organisation began their protest march from Mandi House.
They were marching towards the office of HRD Ministry in Shastri Bhawan but were stopped midway. The ABVP is demanding to scrap of the high-power committee set up by the HRD Ministry following the agitation by JNU students against hostel fee hike.
"All we want is a complete rollback of fees hike. The temporary relief by administration is just a lollipop," said Rajiv Mittal, a protestor. "Besides, the rollback of hostel fee hike, we also want that some of the other issues pertaining to dress code, time restrictions on library hours must also be looked into," said Krishna, another protestor.
Gajender, a PHD scholar said, "We have raised objections to certain rules imposed by the administration in the hostel manual. Earlier we didn't have to pay for electricity, water and sanitation but with this new rule, we will have to end up spending more money."