Hostels

JNU students protest, calling for quick allocation of hostels.

On Monday, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students staged a protest outside the Dean of Students (DoS) office to demand the renovation and immediate allocation of the hostel.

On Monday, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students staged a protest outside the Dean of Students (DoS) office to demand the renovation and immediate allocation of the hostel. The Democratic Federation of Students (DSF), a student organization, organized the protest. They also demanded that the next household elections, which had not been held in the previous two years, be held.

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“Ensure hostels for all”, “Stop meddling in booking policies in hostel allocation” and other messages were written on placards held by students.

To demand the immediate allocation of a hostel, we planned the protest in front of the DoS office. Physical education classes begin on August 3, but many students have yet to receive accommodation. It’s a total mess.

Moreover, the allocation of the hostel has not yet properly adhered to the reservation policies,” said Swati Singh, President of DSF. She claimed that due to frequent collapses of walls or ceilings, hostels are in very poor condition. University students claimed last week that ceilings and portions of balconies at two different hostels collapsed following recent downpours.

“The hostel should undergo renovations as soon as possible, at our request.” Since there have been no elections for two years, we also wanted the household elections to take place as soon as possible,” Singh said. Additionally, they claim that the administration does not prioritize students from Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) communities in the allocation of hostels, in violation of reservation policies.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) alleged that the Dean of Students (DoS) lost the data of several students due to which the students were not given P1 hostels after the list was published. P2 categories. According to the statement, “Hotels are not assigned to SC/ST students on a priority basis, and there are also inconsistencies in OBC bookings.”

Additionally, the union claimed that the DoE was acting unfairly due to a “tie” between the ABVP and the DoS. “Selected students who arrived by this route were assigned to hostels.” “We have made a number of complaints about the situation,” he continued. “