Standing up for the students of India who are living in bad hostel conditions, NSUI managed to gather over 5000 people on Day 1 of their Padyatra from Tandur to Shadnagar in Telengana.
The National Student Union of India (NSUI) has started a 7-day campaign called ‘My Hostel My Right’ in Telegana to fight for basic living conditions for students, their Right to Accommodation, hostels for all and proper security to the youth. This protest started today morning and will continue till 18th July 2017 and will cover a distance of about 100 kms from Tandur to Shadnagar on foot to raise their voice against the issue.
The protest is in response to the pathetic conditions of SC, ST hostels that lack proper medical facilities, that don’t have any basic sanitary conditions and have 20-30 people living in a space meant for 3-4 people.
— HaryanaYouthCongress (@Haryana_YC) July 11, 2017
Fairoz Khan, the President of NSUI, travelled to Telengana to lead this protest. “It is not just about Telengana. Here, we have started it but it is about the whole India. We are just raising our voice for the future of the country is studying here and you cannot ignore the young community.” He told DU Beat in a statement. “After this, we will also fight for the hostels in Delhi University because it is pan-India movement.”
The campaign aims to make sure that the students of India are met with basic living conditions, proper security and other facilities in their accommodation and make sure that patriarchal rules like different curfew timings and higher prices for girls’ hostels are removed. “We don’t want another Rohith Vemula,” Fairoz Khan said.
The hashtag #MyHostelMyRight was trending second on top Indian trends on the morning of July 11th, and many public figures like Radhika Khera, Hasiba Amin among others were tweeting about the same.
Image credits: @Fairoz_JK on Twitter