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8 students of DU's journalism school suspended for 'disrupting classes'


Press Trust of India New Delhi
Eight students of the Delhi University's Delhi School of Journalism were today suspended for allegedly "disrupting classes" while students claimed that they were protesting for their demands.
Around 100 students have been protesting since yesterday against the lack of facilities in the college despite the college charging over Rs 60,000 annual fees, said one of the students.
Eight students of the Delhi School of Journalism were suspended for allegedly "disrupting classes" and "obstructing official work", said an official from the college.
Sources claimed that later, the students' suspension was revoked following student protests.
One of the students, who was suspended, said, "We have been staying in the college since yesterday because despite paying high fees, they (the institute authorities) do not even have functional computers inside the college. We want to meet the DU vice-chancellor to express our concerns but we are not being helped."

Another student said today they protested outside the director's office after one of their fellow students was denied entry inside the college in the evening.
The student had stepped out for refreshment but when he tried to come back, the security did not allow him to enter, the student said.
"We protested outside the director's office to allow him to enter. The security manhandled us and even called the police," he added.
Meanwhile, an official from the institute administration said the students have not paid fees and that is the reason they have not been provided laptops.
"Today, they shouted slogans outside the director's office and even manhandled her. We did not call the police but the varsity security personnel called the police," the college staffer said.
The staffer added they had assured the students that two-three students would be allowed to meet the vice-chancellor but they insisted that all 100 of them should be allowed to meet the VC.

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First Published: Aug 29 2018 | 12:35 AM IST

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