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'Education is Right, Not Privilege': What Social Media is Buzzing With After JNU Fee Hike Proposal

JNU Student's Union revealed that 40% of students studying in the institute are from the economically marginalised community.

Shreya Basak | News18.com@ShreyaBasak5

Updated:November 14, 2019, 4:38 PM IST
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'Education is Right, Not Privilege': What Social Media is Buzzing With After JNU Fee Hike Proposal
JNU Student's Union revealed that 40% of students studying in the institute are from the economically marginalised community.

Students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) have been on strike for the past couple of weeks against a draft hostel manual. The university administration has proposed a drastic 300% hike in the hostel fees without 'indulging in a discussion with the student representatives'.

While a statement from the JNU Student's Union claimed that this is a "whopping 999% rise in the hostel fees since the earlier one," the deeper rousing reason for the protest is - this will make JNU an 'elite' educational institution.

JNU Student's Union revealed that 40% of students studying in the institute are from the economically marginalised community.

As the protests are still on in the campus, social media is flooded with hashtags like #FeesMustFall, #JNUProtest among others where students are narrating why they may have to withdraw themselves from the 'dream of education.'

Netizens, protesters and students took to the micro-blogging site to express their anger: "Education is a right and not a privilege."

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