Occupy UGC: New protest leads to lathicharge and detention

New Delhi:

  • 23-10-2015

A fresh protest against UGC’s decision to scrap non-NET fellowship was conducted by students outside  University Grants Commission (UGC) office, the third day of which (Friday) was met with lathicharge by police, leading to injuries among several of the protestors. Over 100 of them were detained and taken to the police station for attempting to enter the office premises.

The non-NET (National Eligibility Test) fellowship provided financial assistance for research to M.Phil and Ph.D students of Rs. 5000 and Rs. 8000 respectively. Students from DU, JNU, Ambedkar University etc participated in the protest to raise their voice against UGC’s decision to nullify the scheme.