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Students Protest Against Fees Hike At Jamia Millia

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Students Protest Against Fee Hike
Jamia Millia Islamia is said to have hiked the fee . Students who were not happy with the hike have set to protest against it. Students belonging to Jamia Millia Islamia, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Delhi University marched to the office of the Union Human Resource Development Ministry in Central Delhi in protest against the fee hike in Jamia.

Not just the protest but they have also demanded students union elections in the university. Protesters say that "This is part of our 'Save Jamia' campaign against the administration's attempts to impose an astronomical fee hike and curb the democratic rights of students".

Also, students from JNU and DU has joined the protest in order to show a solidarity as the protesters demand that fee hike should be rolled back. A Student of Jamia said "The administration has managed to take such arbitrary decision because there is no students union in the university over the past six years".

The administration had justified the fee hike, citing new projects such as a laboratory at AJK Mass Communication Research Centre that needed money to execute. On a statement made by protesters it was noted that the representatives from the administration have threatened the students. And more than 35 students have been issued show-cause notices for participating in a peaceful sit-in at Jamia a few days ago.

What do you think of the fee hike? Was it a real exigency? Is it necessary to have a student union in every colleges/universities/ institutes?

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