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JNU VC conducted academic council meeting in undemocratic way: JNUTA, JNUSU

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Accusing JNU of "suppressing dissent" at the 145th that was held today, the varsity's teachers association (JNUTA) said the administration was resorting to "brazen violation" of assurances it has given to the that a full discussion over the attendance issue would take place in the meeting.

claimed that the minutes of 144th meeting, which have been objected to orally and in writing by several members of the and have also been challenged in the Delhi High Court, were declared confirmed without any discussion.

No member, including the Deans and Chairs reinstated by the Delhi High Court, were allowed to speak at all, she added.

M Jagadesh Kumar, Pramod Kumar and Rector 1 Chintamani Mahapatra did not respond to calls from PTI.

"It is alarming that the highest academic body of the university, in which due deliberation must be accorded to all academic matters, was conducted by means of open suppression of dissent. The is appalled at the brazen violation of the assurances given to the court by JNU that a full discussion of the attendance issue would take place in the Academic Council," Minz said.

(JNUSU) who also took part in the meeting said, "In a continuation of total decimation of JNU's time-tested process of deliberation and dialogue, the JNU VC today conducted the 145th meeting in a brazenly undemocratic manner."

She said the majority of members including the JNUSU office-bearers were not allowed to even speak once.

"In one stroke all agenda items were passed in a absurd 'clap of hands' of those loyal to the VC," she added.

Among the various agendas was the illegal confirmation of falsified minutes of the last (144th) AC meeting which introduced attendance.

Questions of reservations and were sidelined, she claimed.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 21:25 IST