Students of Delhi University have sat on hunger strike. Students of Faculty of Law of Delhi University have started a hunger strike demanding postponement of the examinations.
New Delhi: Students of Delhi University have sat on hunger strike. Students of the Faculty of Law of Delhi University have started a hunger strike demanding postponement of the examinations. On the reason for postponing the examinations, students say that the course has not been completed yet. The protesting students of the second, fourth and sixth semesters have also demanded a change in the date sheet to maintain the adequate gap between the two papers. The student's course has not been completed, the paper from August 10.
Students of Delhi University's Campus Law Center (CLC) and Law Center I and II are sitting on hunger strikes. He claimed that his course is not over and online classes are still going on but the exams are going to be held from August 10. Students say that their hunger strike will not end until the university postpones the examination.
Student organizations protest on many issues including fee hike
Members of the All India Students Union (AISA) and Krantikari Yuva Sangathan (KYS) staged a protest outside the Art Department at Delhi University on August 3 against the proposed fee hike and the four-year undergraduate program (FYUP). The protesting students of Left student organizations demanded a review of the four-year graduation program from the university, alleging that it dilutes the main subjects and increases the financial burden on the students. The students raised slogans carrying placards that read, "Stop hike in fees in the name of rationalizing the structure of fee structure", 'defer and review FYUP and 'withdraw FYUP'.
The protest by student organizations comes at a time when the Academic Council of Delhi University has met to discuss the syllabus for the first semester of FYUP. An AISA activist said, "We reject the hasty exercise of Delhi University to abolish degrees, reduce jobs for teachers, pass courses only for the first semester paper." The new syllabus is to be implemented from the academic year 2022-23 itself. Over 100 undergraduate courses will be discussed during the university's academic council meeting on Wednesday.