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Posted at: Nov 16, 2019, 6:59 AM; last updated: Nov 16, 2019, 6:59 AM (IST)

Call off stir: JNU V-C to students

Partial rollback of hostel fee hike rejected

New Delhi, November 15

JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar urged the varsity’s agitating students on Friday to call off their protests, saying dialogue cannot be dictated through “coercion and illegal methods”.

The JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) said instead of initiating a dialogue, the administration has began to issue "thinly veiled threats" to the teachers and students.

In the evening, the students' union burnt the circular issued by the administration announcing the “partial rollback” of the hostel fee hike.

Students from marginalised sections shared stories of how the rollback would also  fail to solve their problems at the gathering. The students are still occupying the administration block popularly known as the pink palace.

The Vice-Chancellor requested the Jawaharlal Nehru University's teachers to appeal to the disgruntled students to end their agitation that is hampering "studies of thousands of students on the campus" who are preparing for their end-semester examinations. — PTI

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