Students of Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi were baton charged and detained as they marched to parliament demanding the complete roll back of a massive fee hike
We also look into the hunger strike by Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails and the march by trade unions in South Africa against the 2nd annual Investment Summit in Johannesburg.
With the slogan, ‘No Convocation without Affordable Education’, the students demanded the withdrawal of a draft hostel manual, which imposes a 1000 per cent fee hike.
Hostel fees has been increased by more than 999% from 2700/- (38.20USD) to a whopping 30,100/- (425.88USD) annually (excluding monthly mess bill and newly introduced electricity and water charges).
We will also take a look at Lebanon, where after days of protest, the prime minister was forced to resign.