As the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) physically attacked, heckled and blocked the Republic Media Network on Tuesday, November 19, three reporters fired with facts. According to the reporters, as they tried to ask their questions to the JNU students, their mics were repeatedly removed and heckled. They also switched off Republic's mics repeatedly. Further, they heckled and harassed journalists. Watch the video above where the three reporters have fired facts.
The protests by JNU students against hostel free hike escalated on Monday as thousands of protesting students marched towards the Parliament. The police stopped the student march and detained several students. The protest has disrupted the normalcy in the national capital and has affected vehicular movement resulting in massive traffic jams. During the protests, an ambulance was stuck in the traffic jam in the Jor Bagh area. Further, due to the protests, the entry and exit points of multiple Delhi Metro stations near Parliament were shut down temporarily. The Delhi Metro had closed entry and exit gates at the Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk, Lok Kalyan and Central Secretariat stations.
Section 144 of the CrPC was imposed on the JNU campus on Monday. Section 144 CrPC prohibits an assembly of more than four people in an area. According to reports, tight security arrangements have been made in the campus with 1,400 security personnel deployed outside ahead of the JNSU's protest march to Parliament on the first day of winter session.
JNU students have been protesting for the last few weeks about the new hostel manual which advocated a hike in hostel fees, dress code regulations, and curfew timings. While the JNU administration had announced a partial rollback of some of the contentious provisions, the students have expressed their dissatisfaction. The protests escalated on Monday morning when a large group of protesting students decided to march to Parliament demanding a complete rollback of the hostel manual.