Allahabad University has decided to hold talks with the protesting students today with certain conditions. In view of the ongoing agitation against the fee hike, Allahabad University Vice Chancellor Sangeeta Srivastava has constituted a high level committee of teachers and district administrative officers and invited the students to the North Hall for talks.
The Allahabad University students have been protesting for over a month over the 400-times increase in fee hike, however, Vice-Chancellor Sangita Srivastava had recently said that the complaints are “misdirected”.Protesting students on Tuesday threatened to take “bhu samadhi” by burying themselves in a pit they dug at their protest site.
The university said that the names of students who are not currently studying in the university are also in the list submitted by the students for talks. However, after waiting for two hours, the members decided to resume talks on September 29 with the condition that the talks would not involve former students union members, suspended students, students from other colleges or alumni.
“The university is ready to listen to the problems of its legitimate students. But it becomes clear from the list that the chaos in the campus is being spread only by some selfish elements due to their vested interests and political ambition,” the university said in its official Twitter handle.