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Congress, CPI-M give Zero-Hour Notice in RS over JNU fee hike row

ANI | Updated: Nov 22, 2019 10:43 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 22 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh and (Congress) and CPI (M) lawmaker KK Ragesh on Friday gave a Zero-Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over fee hike in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
The students of the JNU have been protesting for the past three weeks against hostel fee hike, dress code among others.

The university had hiked the double room rent from Rs 10 to Rs 300 per month, single room from Rs 20 to Rs 600 per month and increased one-time refundable mess security deposit from Rs 5,500 to Rs 12,000.

The fee was, however, partially rolled back. Now, the room rent for single-seater rooms will be kept to Rs 600 per month, while it will be Rs 300 for those students who are from the BPL category.
The JNU on Thursday justified its decision of revising hostel fee, stating that it has a shortage of more than Rs 45 crore due to huge electricity and water charges and salary of contractual staff. (ANI)

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