Seeking coolers for relief during the summer season, female students of Jamia Millia Islamia University staged a massive protest outside the university’s Jammu and Kashmir Girls’ hostel on Monday night.
Demanding that the college authorities equip the hostel with coolers as temperatures soared in the national capital during summers, the girl students gathered outside the hostel premises at around 10 pm and asked to be heard by the authorities. As per reports, the protest went on till 2 am on Tuesday morning.
Following the protest, a netizen on Twitter requested the Ministry of Human Resource Development and HRD minister Prakash Javadekar to look into the matter, stating that many students were falling sick in the summer heat due to lack of coolers.
Twitter user Pragati Mishra tweeted “J and K hostel Jamia Millia Islamia University is torturing students by not allowing (them) to avail (the) cooler facility. Students are falling sick everyday and that too during exams time. Please help us!!!”
She further tweeted “J and K hostel Jamia Millia Islamia University- torturing students with insensitive denial of availing our own cooler. They think Delhi’s summer is manageable. We are getting sick everyday. Please help the students.”
Meanwhile, the students had a meeting with the Vice-chancellor where they were ensured that their demands will be met.