JNU Students are protesting against massive hike in Hostel Fee | The government has deployed Police Blockades and ‘baton’ armed Paramilitary
Another historic chapter of Indian Independence is all set to repeat itself. Far from the philosophy of peaceful handling of student protests by Indira Gandhi, India is resorting to the forceful clampdown happening today. has ignited the National capital.
JNU student’s protests have taken a new turn today with an emergency-like clampdown. Students broke through the heavy police deployment and security blockade to march towards the Parliament for their Right to Affordable Education.
Earlier this morning, Section 144 was imposed near the Parliament. The area has been fortified with paramilitary personnel. JNU campus has been under police surveillance for the last one week. Last night’s, heavy deployment of security forces including paramilitary is evidence of arbitrary rule at the centre.
As per reports, 10 companies have been deployed outside JNU, each company consists of 70-80 personnel.
The Scenes of JNU Students’ Protest Today
Today, as 1.46 pm police detain students as campus protest spills onto the streets. Then at 1.34 pm, the march was stopped 1.5 km from JNU. At 12:30 pm, a face-off occurred between students and cops after march stopped at Ber Sarai
Now the fight between the “PEN” and the “GUN” has reached a new low. The handling of the situation by the center has triggered civil unrest in the capital. Such actions against students undermine the sanctity of educational institutions whose demands go unheard.
Why an internal issue of a University is being checked by force? #JNUProtest
The reaction of the government is reminiscent of the JNU row in 2017. The progressive educational institution has repeatedly been at odds with the Modi Government which has resorted to harsh measures to curb dissent in the university.
JNU students’ march to parliament is joined by other universities as well, including Jamia, Delhi University, BHU, and many other renowned institutes.
Water cannons and more police personnel at the barricades deployed near Kendriya Vidyalaya in Baba Gangnath Marg. Twitter is filled with posts and hashtag Emergency in JNU. Police warned students to disperse or else face the consequences.
As per JNUSU, student’s protest will continue until the complete rollback of the fee hike.