The first day of an indefinite sit-in protest came to an end on 8 November, as students called for urgent action in the matter of reopening of the university by the administration.
On 8 November 2021, the first day of the indefinite sit-in protest by the students of Delhi University was concluded, AISA reports. The protest is being held outside the Arts Faculty to demand an immediate reopening of Delhi University, as was promised to the students by the authorities.
The sit-in strike has been called as an extension to the five-day long hunger strike that was conducted by AISA to demand action in the matter of regaining access to the University. After the DU Proctor assured that a notification would be released within a week’s time, the protest came to a halt. However, AISA reports that no communication has been provided from the administration in the matter. Thus, the indefinite sit was called to action where students raised slogans for access back to their campus.
In addition to this, the protesters also held a public meeting where representatives from several organizations including AIDSO, AISA, BSCEM, DSU, KYS, VCF, DISHA, PACHHAS spoke of the tumults of digital education and the backdoor implementation of the National Education Policy, 2020.
The Association also reported a candle light vigil on the site of the protest to observe one year of the “institutional murder of Aishwarya Reddy.” At the Faculty of Arts, students called for keeping Reddy’s memory alive in their struggle for access to the University.
According to the students’ collectives, there has been no serious deliberation from the authorities regarding the matter. They have vowed to continue this protest till some concrete action is taken by the administration in regard to the reopening of the varsity.
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