Indefinite Strike called by Students of National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam
Demanding the basic facilities in lieu of hefty amount charged as fees, the students of National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA) has called an indefinite strike and the classes has been indefinitely suspended. The outrage amongst the students arose after the negligent response from the authorities despite peaceful appeal made by the students towards the high fees charged in lieu of which services are yet to be provided, and for speedy construction of permanent campus at Amingaon.
It has been alleged by the students that with regard to the high fees charged (Rs. 2, 14,000 for first year and thereon Rs. 1, 76,000 per annum), the services provided have been dismal, or mostly non-existent. The requests of the students for refund/ adjustment of fee amount has been unattended by the authorities who have delayed the process for more than 3 years on various pretexts, thereby disheartening the students. The University authorities have assured the representation of students before the relevant administrative bodies but were not permitted to present their case before the concerned authorities when the said body convened for discussion, despite written assurances being given by the University administration.
In 2014, more than 200 students protested against the poor facilities of the university and submitted a 12 page memorandum titled “A Saga of the Grieved Souls” and now after two years again the protest started by the students demanding the basic infrastructural facilities. The students are also seeking public support through social media; a page titled “Stand With NLU Assam” has also been created on facebook.