We are hopeful that the students of JNU shall abide by established norms and popular practices. We, therefore, condemn the campaign against attendance." The group of teachers also accused JNU Teachers Association(JNUTA) of instigating the JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) and said, "We appeal that the JNUTA strongly condemns the abominable, destructive behaviour of JNUSU. If JNUTA leadership refuses to condemn and do not refrain from instigating the protests, we will be compelled to stop our fee to JNUTA." The teachers have also submitted their complaints collectively against the JNUSU to the Vice Chancellor and have demanded appropriate action. Over 98 per cent of the JNU students who participated in a students unions' referendum on the compulsory attendance initiative voted against the move. In the referendum this week a total of 4,456 votes have been polled and 4,388 of them voted against the move, while 41 students voted in support and 27 were invalid, a statement issued by the students body said. There are around 8,000 registered students studying in JNU and nearly 6,000 of them stay on campus.
Swaminathan denies JNU teachers' claim of support to compulsory attendance move
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