Today after hundreds of JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) students protested on the streets for demanding a rollback of hostel fee hike, 4 major Metro Stations in Delhi shut gates which were officially mentioned in a tweet by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation after discussing with the police.
With the advice of the Delhi, Police trains are not halting at Udyog Bhawan and Patel Chowk, gates are been closed temporarily to protect the property damage, the step is taken as a precautionary measure.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) given Yellow line update in a tweet!
Yellow Line Update
As advised by Delhi Police, trains are not halting at Udyog Bhawan and Patel Chowk. Exit/Entry Gates for Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk and Central Secretariat have been closed temporarily.
— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) November 18, 2019
Hundreds of JNU students chanting anti-fee hike slogans and carrying posters and stuff marching onto the parliament, to control the situation it is estimated around 50 JNU students were arrested by the Delhi Police this afternoon.
As a security measure, Delhi police imposed prohibitory orders around the JNU campus and the parliament building, the first day of the winter session also started in the parliament today.
The Police installed barricades near Safdarjung Tomb in South Delhi and now it is hard for students to cross it because heavy police and CRPF men are deployed on the ground.
Ministry of Education formed a panel of 3 members to take necessary measures to restore normal activities in JNU.
The main problem was with the over hostel fee hike at once, a single room price was Rs. 20 per month now hiked to Rs. 600 per month, a double room price was Rs. 10 per month now hiked to Rs. 300 per month. Not only that even mess security deposit has been increased from Rs. 5,500 to Rs. 12,000.
After last week’s protests, rates were reduced, although partially. Room rentals have now been halved for students in the Below Poverty Line (BPL).
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