JNU students protest to demand immediate allocation of hostels

Students of Jawaharlal Nehru University staged a protest outside the Dean of Students (DoS) office on Monday to demand immediate allocation of the hostel and its renovation. The protest was organized by a student group called the Democratic Student Federation (DSF).

They also demanded that elections in homes that have not been held for two years be held soon. Students held signs reading ‘DoS Jawaab Do (DoS, answer)’, ‘Ensure hostels for all’, ‘Stop meddling in booking policies in hostel allocation’, ‘We organized the protest in front of the DoS office to demand the immediate allocation of hostels. Physical classes start from August 3rd, but many students have not been given hostels so far. It’s a complete chaos. , reservation policies have not been properly followed in the allocation of hostels so far,” said DSF Chairman Swati Singh.

The hostels are in a very poor state with frequent incidents of collapsing walls or ceilings occurring here, she said. Last week, university students claimed that part of a balcony and a ceiling in two separate hostels collapsed following recent bouts of rain.

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“We demanded that the hostel be renovated as soon as possible. We also wanted the household elections to take place as soon as possible because for two years there has been no election,” Singh said. They also alleged a violation of reservation policies during the hostel allocation process, as the administration does not allocate hostels to students from Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) communities on a priority. The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) alleged that the Dean of Students (DoS) lost the data of several students due to which the students were not given P1 hostels after the list was published. P2 categories.

“Hostels are not given priority to SC/ST students and there are also discrepancies in OBC bookings,” he said. The union also accused the DoE of acting biased, alleging a “link between the ABVP and the DoS”. Hostels were assigned to selected students who passed through this channel. We have raised several complaints in this regard, he added.

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