JNU students protest against debarring of students’ union president

The demand for the resignation of Vice Chancellor seems to be growing louder.

WrittenBy:Sahla Nechiyil
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Nearly 50 students gathered at the administration block of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday against, what they called the witch-hunt of JNUSU president Mohit Pandey’, who has been denied registration for the upcoming semester after he refused to pay the fine imposed on him for taking part in protests. The varsity administration had levied fines against 30 students for taking part in protests in the last academic year and had blocked their registration for the coming term till they pay the fine.

“Majority of the students had to pay fine, because their synopsis has been blocked. I decided not to pay the fine because of the ransom tactics of JNU administration,” said Pandey. As students started class campaigns by 8.15 am, the Registrar, Pramod Kumar, put out a notice, warning students that holding protest within 100 metres of administration block is a violation of rules and regulations and the directives of the high court. The notice said disciplinary action may be taken against the violators of university rules. However, students were determined and protested amid huge security presence. JNUSU also announced that it will expose corruption within the JNU administration and  massive irregularities in the admission process and implementation of reservation.

“The JNU administration claimed that they conducted 9B meeting, whereas I was neither informed nor got  any evidence of a meeting being held. The only thing I got to know is, I am no longer a student of JNU,” said Dileep Yadav, who was denied his PhD extension.

While addressing the students, JNUSU President alleged that the administration is trying to crush dissent on the campus.

Here are the other related speeches made by JNUSU office bearers.

“No student should have to pay fines for democratic dissent,” said former JNUSU Vice-President Shehla Rashid.


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