Allahabad University students protesting fee hike gherao vice-chancellor

The students have alleged that the fees for undergraduate courses, which were Rs 975 a year, have been hiked over 300 per cent to Rs 4,151.

Prayagraj: Allahabad University students, who have been agitating for 83 days to demand rollback of the fee hike, on Monday gheraoed the varsity’s vice-chancellor.

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The protesters, led by student leader Ajay Yadav Samrat, gheraoed Vice-Chancellor Sangeeta Srivastava when she was moving towards her car after leaving office.

Police and administration officials controlled the situation and made way for her.

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The agitating students also got into a heated argument with Harsh Kumar, the varsity proctor, during the protest.

Samrat said the students had been agitating against the fee hike for 83 days but the vice-chancellor did not even listen to their demands.

The students have alleged that the fees for undergraduate courses, which were Rs 975 a year, have been hiked over 300 per cent to Rs 4,151.

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