The key demand of the protesting students and other progressive sections was the defense of the autonomy of the university.
The agitation was part of a four-day long campaign organized by over 30 student groups under the banner of the All India Forum To Save Public Education.
The national government announced that it will shut 10 public companies, withdraw subsidy on diesel and petrol, and reduce public sector workers’ salaries by 25%
Dipsita Dhar from of the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) talks about the plight of Indian students and the demands being made by them to the government to ensure that education remains accessible to all.
The student leaders are facing disciplinary action for their leadership of protests demanding allowances due to them. However, the university administration is delaying these proceedings forcing the students to miss the exams
The Southern Africa Nazarene University (SANU) was shut down indefinitely by the administration after the students refused to cede to government pressure