As Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) hosts its third convocation ceremony at the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), students continue protests over drastic administrative changes including a fee hike. Thousands of students gathered at the venue hosting Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to make their demands heard but were stopped by the barricades.
Dr. Vandana Mishra chaired the decision-making in Inter-Hall Administration (IHA) meeting for the revised hostel manual. When detained by protesting students who asked her for answers about the new manual, she was reported to have maintained silence, while JNU Vice-Chancellor Mamidala Kumar put out a series of Tweets criticizing the actions of the students.
Here are the key issues students are protesting over:
⦁ Hotel and mess fee hike
⦁ ‘Appropriate’ dress code for students
⦁ Curfew timings for hostel resident