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In Pictures: Huge protest rally in Delhi over JNU fee hike

Photos from the protest march.

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:

Protest Gathering

Protesters Marching towards Parliament from Mandi House (Picture: M.Hassan)
Protesters Marching towards Parliament from Mandi House (Picture: M.Hassan)

Reaching Parliament Street

Placards with different slogans showed up (Picture: M.Hassan)
Placards with different slogans showed up (Picture: M.Hassan)

Waving Flag

A protester is seen waving flag of AISF.

Slogans on road

Slogan written on the road says,”Education is for all.”
Slogan written on road reads,”We are asking for our rights.”

Writing Slogan

A protester is busy writing slogan on the road.

Presence of Police

Police personnel moving forwards along with protesters.
A protester shows placard as the policman keeps recording.
A protester shows placard as the policeman keeps recording.

Leaders joining the protest

Student leader Kanhaiya Kumar joined the protest.
Student leader Kanhaiya Kumar joined the protest.

Songs of protest

Protesters singing songs of protest in Parliament Street.

Written by Mahmodul Hassan

Mahmodul Hassan writes on Human rights, Politics, and Social Justice. The author can be contacted at: email.mahmodul@gmail.com

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