Amid protests, 82 per cent JNU students cleared hiked hostel fees: VC Jagadesh Kumar
New Delhi : Amid raging protests across several sections of the Delhi University, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar has announced that around 82 percent students have already cleared their hostel fees, while the remaining students are likely to pay it up soon.
"Out of 8500 students at JNU, 82 per cent of students have cleared their hostel dues for winter registration as on Monday. Remaining students are also expected to complete their registration process since registration is still open with a late fee," he said.
Since last few weeks, students of the JNU have been protesting massively against the hike of the hostel fees, demanding the removal of VC Kumar over his negligence regarding the student demands.
The agitation was sparked again on January 5, when few masked mob attackers entered the campus doors and went on a rampage injuring at least 35 students and faculty.
Notably, the VC has claimed that the protests under the university have died down and the environment under the varsity has returned to peace.
"The campus is peaceful and active in pursuing academic activities. University is also gearing up to celebrate Republic Day. This year, for the first time, NCC cadets of the University will be participating in a parade at the venue of flag hoisting," Jagadesh Kumar announced, urging students to register for the upcoming semester.
The protests to boycott registration process had gained momentum and as a result, the registration deadline was extended till January 17. However, students can still register themselves by paying a late fee.