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JNU students to form human chain against 'sadist VC'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Going ahead with its agitation against mandatory attendance, the University Students Union (JNUSU) has given a call for a human chain protest on the campus to denounce the "VC's sadist authoritarianism".

Teachers of the university have also consented to join the union's movement, which the latter has called against several issues, including "seat-cut, decimation of deprivation points and reservation", and delinking of M.Phil and Ph.D, and other such orders imposed by the administration in the last one year.

The students have been demanding withdrawal of attendance circular issued by the university, under which it mandated 75 per cent attendance for the students to be eligible for promotion to next semester.

This order, according to the JNU administration, is in force since January 2018.

Students reignited their protest on Thursday when they came to know of another circular from the authorities, in which the latter ordered withdrawal of fellowship/ scholarship and hostel facility to those who fail to reach the mandatory attendance mark.

In protest against the order, the students' union enforced a "lock-down", owing to which no classes could be conducted on Friday.



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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 19:48 IST