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    Police wield their batons against students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) during a protest against a proposed fee hike, in New Delhi, India, November 18, 2019

    JNU Fee Hike Row: Bollywood Comes Out in Support of Protesting Students

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    New Delhi (Sputnik):  Thousands of students have been staging a strike and demonstration against the Draft Hostel Manual and its provisions for fee hikes, dress codes and curfews. But the worsening situation at the university appears to be nudging some B-town personalities to lend their support.

    As students at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), one of India’s premier educational institutions, continue to stage demonstrations against a soon-to-be-imposed fee hike, Bollywood actors like Swara Bhasker and veteran actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha have sent them messages of support on social media.

    The move comes two days after a protest march to Parliament organised by the JNU Students' Union that reportedly resulted in many students getting injured.

    In a Twitter thread, actress Swara Bhasker says that “JNU changes lives because education changes lives.”

    In another tweet, she posted an image of a student engrossed in her studies during the protest.

    Actress Pooja Bedi, daughter of veteran actor Kabir Bedi, finds the entire episode “brutal”.

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