To take up the matter to higher authorities in regard to the JNU protests against a hike in the hostel fees and a new hostel manual, Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) approached the University Grants Commission (UGC) seeking its help.
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad has been protesting against the new hostel manual brought about by the JNU administration. JNU students led by ABVP JNU unit demonstrated outside the University Grants Commission for the same on Wednesday.
The University Grants Commission has assured a budget of 6.7 crore for JNU. The University Grants Commission has said that this budget will be released after completion of necessary formalities, along with the additional budget demanded by the JNU administration to help the poor students, which has been sent to the Ministry for necessary action.
Durgesh Kumar, Unit President, JNU ABVP said, “ABVP, JNU is committed to preserve the inclusive and affordable study structure of the institution and to nurture it further. For the same purpose we placed our demands in front of UGC. We will keep working towards the solutions with all democratic and peaceful means. We will not let this revolution be a medium for the leftist or other self interested groups and will fight for our right to education.”
The students of JNU have been protesting against the new hostel manual and the fee hike since October end because it has certain unacceptable provisions including dress code and curfew timings.