JNUSU leaders meet high-power committee set up by govt

The JNU students have been protesting for over three weeks against a draft hostel manual, which has provisions for the hostel fee hike, dress code, and curfew timings. Photo/PTI

The meeting between Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) office-bearers and the high-power committee constituted by the HRD Ministry to restore normalcy on the campus is currently underway, sources said.

The meeting commenced around 10.30 am and the students' union office-bearers are attending it along with the student councilors from different schools, they said.

The JNU students have been protesting for over three weeks against a draft hostel manual, which has provisions for the hostel fee hike, dress code, and curfew timings.

The varsity's Executive Council (EC) had later announced a partial rollback in the fee but the students had dubbed it as an "eyewash". The EC had also removed provisions for curfew timings and dress code.

The committee will be meeting hostel presidents of the varsity in the latter half of the day.

The HRD Ministry had on Monday constituted the three-member committee to recommend ways to restore the normal functioning of the JNU.

The panel includes former UGC chairman V S Chauhan, AICTE chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe and UGC secretary Rajnish Jain.

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