NEW DELHI

Students protest fee hike

NEW DELHI SEPT. 26. The All India Democratic Students' Organisation (AIDSO) staged a demonstration today to protest against communalisation and commercialisation of education.

A delegation of students from Delhi and neighbouring States marched from Mandi House to Parliament Street, shouting slogans and submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Addressing the gathering, the AIDSO general secretary, Debashish Roy, said the nation has been witnessing an unprecedented fee hike, depriving a large number of students from continuing their education.

Pointing out that the recent judgment of the Supreme Court regarding fee structure in private professional colleges had opened the gate for exorbitant fee hike, he said education had become a commodity, what with "tuition fee being reduced to capitation fee in disguise''.

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