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Women DU students protest outside HRD Ministry

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 21:04

New Delhi: Women students of Delhi University on Tuesday staged a protest outside the Ministry of Human Resource Development against rising hostel fee structure and demanded more funding to government universities for construction of women`s hostels.

Students of different DU colleges under the banner of Centre for Struggling Women (CSW) gathered in large numbers outside the HRD Ministry to protest against the lack of adequate and affordable hostel accommodation in DU.

A delegation of protesting students also met higher education secretary Ashok Thakur to register their protest.

"Mr Thakur accepted the validity of our concerns. He promised to meet with the DU Vice Chancellor on the issue of constructing more women?s hostels," CSW`s convener Maya John said.

He also assured the students of taking up the matter of getting clearance for construction of women`s hostels in DU with Delhi Lt. Governor and promised to look into the issue of rising hostel fees, she said.

A petition with 1,500 signatures of women students addressed to the HRD Minister was also presented to Thakur.

The demands of the protesting students include introduction of more subsidised women-hostels, regulation of hostel-fee structure and provision of equal number of hostel seats for women students in co-ed colleges.


First Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 21:04

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