NSUI activists stage protest outside Irani’s house

They were demanding immediate roll back of the four—year undergraduate programme (FYUP) in Delhi University.

Updated - November 16, 2021 10:09 pm IST

Published - June 11, 2014 03:38 pm IST - NewDelhi

Scores of students of National Students' Union of India (NSUI), the students' wing of the Congress, staged a protest outside the house of Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday demanding immediate roll back of the four—year undergraduate programme (FYUP) in Delhi University.

The protesters, led by NSUI general secretary Mohit Sharma, also raised slogans against the BJP—led Union Government.

The protest came a day after seven NSUI activists, who were sitting on a hunger strike in the Arts Faculty in North Campus of Delhi University for the last six days, were evicted by police.

The NSUI members reached Irani’s residence in Lodhi Estate around 9.30 am and started their protest which lasted about an hour.

“We have come here to protest against the FYUP in Delhi University. NSUI will not sit silent till it is immediately not rolled back,” Amrish Ranjan Pandey, national spokesperson of NSUI, told reporters here.

He also alleged that the HRD Minister was not taking any interest in scrapping the programme.

“Unfortunately it is the students who are at the receiving end of this lacklustre attitude of the University owing to the atmosphere of uncertainty about their future with regard to the FYUP course,” he also added.

Pandey said that seven NSUI activists were observing a hunger—strike at the Arts Faculty of Delhi University for the last six days against FYUP course, but last night they were forcibly evicted by the DU administration and police officials.

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