Hundreds of people joined a protest rally in New Delhi on Saturday opposing the hostel fee hike in the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Around 11 in the morning, amid polluted air, the protesters started marching from Mandi House and headed towards the parliament street.
Several organizations took part in the rally giving their full support to the students of JNU, who are continuously protesting against the fee hike. AISA, BAPSA, SFI, KYS, CYSS, AIYF, JUNUSU, JUNTA, and AISF were the major organizations that took part in the protest rally amid the presence of police personnel in large numbers.
Protesters were holding placards that read, “Save federal character of universities,” “No to the fee hike,” “Resist pushing towards privatization of universities,” and “Trash the anti-student new education policy.”
Protesters sloganeered and sung songs while protesting the government’s new education policy and the fee hike in JNU. While the march was heading towards Parliament several artist students were writing slogans and drawing caricatures on the road using chalks as a symbol of protest.
Here is the protest coverage In Pictures:
Reaching Parliament Street
Slogans on road
Presence of Police
Leaders joining the protest
Songs of protest