Jamia Millia Islamia student leader Meeran Haider’s Sunday post on his timeline, along with a few photos of hostellers, was well received getting 361 likes and several comments. Meeran wrote in Hindi about the event.
“#जौहर_सलाम. आज यूनिवर्सिटी बॉयज होस्टल (जामिया मिल्लिया इस्लामिया) के सैकड़ो छात्रों ने रात की डिनर बहिष्कार करके बढ़ी हुई हॉस्टल व मेस फीस को कम करवाया। जामिया एक सेंट्रल यूनिवर्सिटी है, इसको किसी भी तरह के निजीकरण करने की साज़िश के खिलाफ हमलोग मिल कर आवाज़ उठाएंगे। स्टूडेंट्स यूनिटी Long Live…”
However, a university official, not authorised to talk to the media, told OT.COM that it was a small issue blown out of proportion by a few who miss no opportunity to politicise every issue on the campus.
It is understood that the proposal to raise a small amount of money for sports, medical aid and annual dinner didn’t go down well with some hostellers.
When some students objected to it, we withdraw it and the whole thing was for the welfare of the students and the issue was peacefully resolved, said the official.