THE DU unit of AISA has started a campaign to assert students’ right to accommodation in which students are being mobilized to pressurise the University administration and the government to ensure accommodation to the students who come to DU from various parts of the country. The campaign called ‘A Room of My Own’ is also a campaign against the exploitation of students by inflated rents, electricity bills and brokerage.
Several programmes have been undertaken as a part of this campaign. On 6 August, hundreds of students joined the “Luggage March” as a part of this campaign. The students marched from Vijay Nagar to nearby student areas carrying their Luggage, Beddings and utensils as a mark of protest against the skyrocketing rates of PGs and scarcity of hostels in DU. The campaign has received tremendous support from the students. More than 9000 students have already written about their experiences and expressed support to the demands of the campaign in a postcard addressed to the DU Vice Chancellor. A right to accommodation march has also been called on 9 August.