Posted on November 18, 2019, 11:27 AM IST
After scenes of vandalism and ruckus created by the JNU students opposing the fee hike, they have decided to take a protest march towards the Parliament today. In preparation of the ongoing consequences the Delhi police have banned any kind of large gathering and processions.
The Delhi police have imposed section 144 and denied the permission for any kind of protests outside the JNU campus. The Jawaharlal Nehru Students' Union (JNUSU) has made it clear that a march will be organized to save public education and appeal to MPs to take up the cause. Around 1,200 police personnel have been deployed around the JNU campus, sources have said.
The police officials have warned the students that taking out the protest march without permission will be a crime. JNU Vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar on Sunday urged the agitating students on Sunday to return to their classes as exams are near. In a video message released on the University’s website, he said he has been getting e-mails from worried parents and students about the situation in the university which is disturbing academic activities.
"If we still continue with the strike and cause academic loss, it is going to affect future of thousands of students.”
"From tomorrow, a new week will begin and I request the students to come back to the classes and resume your research activities. From December 12, the semester exams will start and if you do not attend classes, it will affect your future goals," Kumar said.
On Sunday, a segment of teachers also held a press conference and revealed that a handful of students have terrorised other pupils and are not allowing them to attend classes.