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Samajwadi Party walkout over quadruple fee hike in Gonja Allahabad University in UP Assembly ATN News

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In the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, Samajwadi Party members were not allowed to raise the issue of the students’ movement over the steep fee hike in Allahabad University. Disgruntled by this, the Samajwadi Party boycotted the proceedings of the House and walked out of the House.

As assembly proceedings began, Akhilesh Yadav stood up and tried to speak on the issue, but Speaker Satish Mahana did not allow him to speak. Disgruntled by this, the members of the Samajwadi Party raised slogans and walked out of the House. After that, all the members of the Samajwadi Party led by Akhilesh Yadav went back to their respective party offices.

It should be noted that the students of Allahabad University have been opposing the fee hike for more than two weeks and are also demanding the reactivation of the students’ union. The protest has intensified after taking out marches inside several hostels and campuses. In fact, the students of the new session starting in Allahabad University will have to collect money on account of increased fees. All courses used to charge an annual fee of around Rs 1,000, which has now quadrupled. The increased fee will now be applicable from the new session. This is being strongly opposed by students in the university.

Allahabad University’s explanation has also come out in this whole matter. The university said that the fee has been increased after 110 years. Since the establishment of the university in 1922, the Executive Council has approved fee hikes for various courses about two weeks ago. The university said the fee hike was time-consuming considering the changes being made in line with the National Education Policy, which requires more teachers to be hired and new curricula to be introduced. The university also clarified that none of the existing students will be affected, as the fee hike will only apply to freshers from the 2022-2023 academic year. However, the question of the students is that how much is a four-fold increase in the fee at one time justified?


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