JNUSU moves Delhi HC challenging administration's 'malafide' decision on amendments to hostel manual, including fee hike

On 5 January, JNU had witnessed protests after a masked mob attacked students and teachers inside the campus, leading to outrage across the country. JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh was among the injured.

Press Trust of India January 21, 2020 15:11:05 IST
JNUSU moves Delhi HC challenging administration's 'malafide' decision on amendments to hostel manual, including fee hike
  • The plea filed by JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh and its other office bearers Saket Moon, Satish Chandra Yadav and Md Danish, challenged the minutes of the IHA.

  • The petition submitted that decisions taken by the IHA are malafide, arbitrary and illegal and adversely affect the students.

  • Under the new hostel fee rules, students were supposed to pay a service charge of Rs 1,700 per month.

New Delhi: The JNU Students Union (JNUSU) on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court challenging the Inter Hostel Administration's (IHA) decision amending the Hostel Manual which has provisions for fee hike.

The plea filed by JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh and its other office bearers Saket Moon, Satish Chandra Yadav and Md Danish, challenged the minutes of the IHA issued on 28 October, 2019, the jurisdiction of the High Level Committee constituted on 24 November, 2019, and their recommendations.

The petition submitted that decisions taken by the IHA are malafide, arbitrary and illegal and adversely affect the students.

"The decisions to bring about amendments in the Hostel Manual are contrary to provisions of the JNU Act, 1966, Statutes, Ordinances and the Hostel Manual. The amendments include reducing JNUSU representation in IHA, increased rates as applicable to hostel residents and also brought amendments to clauses of the Hostel Manual adversely affecting reserved category students in the University," the plea submitted.

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