Students cane-charged in Panjab University

Students protesting in Panjab University were cane-charged on Thursday after they broke through barricades and gate crashed vice chancellor’s (VC) office.

Deputy commissioner of Chandigarh (DC) Ajit Balaji Joshi imposed Section 144 in Punjab University after hundreds of students from Government College for Girls (GCG), sector 11, held a massive protest on the Panjab University (PU) campus over the tuition fee hike issue, bringing the varsity functioning to a complete halt for nearly four hours.

According to sources, talks between VC and students to rollback increased tuition fee have failed.

On Wednesday, the protest started around 7am at GCG where the girl students were holding placards and protesting over the hike in tuition fee which is even up to 10 times for some courses.
The protesting students, whose number swelled in the next couple of hours, started walking toward the PU campus where they reached 10am. Male students from DAV College, Sector 10, and Postgraduate Government College, Sector 11, also joined the protest. Later on, some campus students also joined them.

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