Roll-back in the hostel fee and other stipulations of JNU

Last Modified Wednesday, 13 November 2019 (17:20 IST)
New Delhi:After two days of students protest, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Executive Committee on Wednesday announced major roll-back in the and other stipulations. 
Higher Education Secretary R Subrahmanyam taking to micro-blogging site Twitter said, "#Executive Committee on Wednesday announced major roll-back in the hostel fee and other stipulations. Also proposes a scheme for economic assistance to the EWS students. Time to get back to [email protected]"
 
The Committee also proposes a scheme for economic assistance to EWS students.
 
Protesting students on Monday clashed with the police demanding action against steep hike in hostel fee.
 
JNU students took protest over several issues, hostel being one of them. The agitation was against the hostel manual, restrictions by the administration, curfew timings. Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' had assured the students of JNU of finding a solution to the fee hike issue.The protest follows the hostel fee hike that went up by 300 per cent and would affect a majority of the students.(UNI)