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JNUSU office bearers called for enquiry over 'demonstration'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

office bearers have been called for proctorial enquiry after they, along with students, tried to meet the VC to revoke compulsory attendance decision, which the varsity termed as a "protest demonstration" in "violation" of a High order. Last year, the High ruled that students cannot protest within 100 metres of the administration building on the campus of (JNU). On January 4, a large number of students, led by the JNU Students Union, had gone to meet the to submit a memorandum, carrying over 2,000 signatures, against the compulsory attendance move by the university. The notice issued by Chief Kaushal Kumar Sharma to central panel comprising President, Vice President, termed it a "protest demonstration" that "violated" the High order. "This is in reference to the incident dated January 4, which pertains to a protest demonstration by a gathering of about 50 persons (including yourself) around 11.30 am near the staircase leading to the administrative block.

This act is in violation of the HC order," the notice said. "You are directed to appear for hearing before the proctorial committee on January 11 to explain your position in this regard," it said. The chief was not available for comments. said, "JNU VC through the proctor's office is misinterpreting JNUSU's presence with students to meet the VC as protest! The fact is, VC refused to meet while student waited. However, the Union left ad bloc upon receiving appointment from VC.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 21:35 IST
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