In 1984, Pakistan’s military dictator Zia-Ul-Haq banned student unions in an attempt to suppress students resistance against the dictatorship. Today Pakistani students seek to overturn this ban
Peoples Dispatch talk to president of New Delhi based Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ union, Aishe Ghosh about the struggle against fees hike.
Despite massive police violence on Monday, more than 3,000 students and teachers of the New Delhi-based Jawaharlal Nehru University marched to the Indian parliament against the hostel fee hike and demanded free education for all.
Experts point out that the new policy will convert education into a commodity and deprive the socially and economically underprivileged students of education.
Hostel fees has been increased by more than 999% from 2700/- (38.20USD) to a whopping 30,100/- (425.88USD) annually (excluding monthly mess bill and newly introduced electricity and water charges).