News of DU reopening: On 15th September, the university started practical lab sessions for the final year undergraduate and postgraduate students. On the other hand actual attendance of students is optional.
Members of the left-affiliated All India Students Association (AISA) went on a hunger strike on Monday demanding reopening of Delhi University. Following the significant improvement in the city’s coveted situation, DU Acting Vice-Chancellor PC Joshi said on September 1 that the university would be reopened in phases.
The university has resumed practical lab sessions for undergraduate and postgraduate final year students from 15 September. However, students’ physical presence is optional.
The protest will continue on Tuesday as 15 students went on hunger strike on the first day at Gate No. 4 of the AISA Demonstration Arts Faculty, a statement said.
Slogans were raised against the National Education Policy-2020 and for immediate re-opening of the university and the protesters also requested a meeting with the Vice-Chancellor.
The students claimed that Delhi Police were threatening them and obstructing the protest. The AISA statement said that although all commercial activities were allowed, the government had decided to close all educational institutions. “The hunger strike will continue until the vice-chancellor comes out and confirms the reopening of Delhi University,” it said.