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Anti-CAA protests: Internet services suspended in 14 UP districts ahead of Friday prayers, security beefed up

The authorities in various cities of Uttar Pradesh have suspended internet in view of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests in Uttar Pradesh and Friday prayers. The state of Uttar Pradesh has witnessed massive and violent protests against the new citizenship law. At least 17 people were killed, over 200 police personnel injured and state-owned property damaged across Uttar Pradesh, last ... Read More »

High Court says no protests within 100 metres of admin block in JNU

Students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) cannot hold demonstrations within a 100-metre periphery of the university’s administrative block, the Delhi High Court has ruled. On Wednesday, Justice Vibhu Bhakru said that CCTV cameras could also be installed at JNU’s main entry gate, besides in and around the administrative block. If students flout the order, the footage could be provided to police so ... Read More »

SA: student visas extended amid campus protests

A directive from the Department of Home Affairs details a blanket extension that means students whose visas expire on or before December 31, 2016 will now be able to remain in the country until March 31, 2017. “Acting otherwise would be insensitive to the plight of students, their parents, sponsors and broader society” “We had to intervene in the interest ... Read More »

South Africa: violent protests, campus closures drive foreign students away

Students are protesting a the decision by the Department of Higher Education and Training to allow universities to increase their fees by up to 8% while offering subsidies for lower income students. Speaking with The PIE News, a spokesperson for the DHET said that although the increase in tuition fees due to take effect in 2017 should not be a financial barrier, ... Read More »