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Lawmakers write to Javadekar demanding removal of JNU VC, inquiry for 'misgovernance'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Expressing concerns over the "state of affairs" at the University or JNU, 49 lawmakers from different parties have written to demanding removal of the varsity's M and an inquiry against him.

In the letter, the lawmakers have raised concerns over "violations" of constitutionally mandated reservation system and prioritisation of security and surveillance over promotion of academic activities.

"We would like to seek your urgent intervention to save JNU, a public university that has acquired excellence in research and teaching nationally and internationally, from being destroyed by its current vice-chancellor," the letter reads.

"We demand that an inquiry be instituted against the vice-chancellors' misgovernance, and pending the inquiry, be removed from the post of of University," it adds.

The lawmakers, who belong to both houses of Parliament, also accused the administration of autocratic governance, undermining the integrity of the faculty selection process, harassment and victimisation of teachers and undermining students' safety and welfare.

Among the lawmakers who signed the letter were AAP's Sanjay Singh, RJD's Manoj Jha, Kumar Ketkar of the and L Hanumanthaiah.

The letter comes few days after some of the lawmakers showed solidarity with the varsity's teachers' association, which has been at the loggerheads with the administration over issues like compulsory attendance for teachers and students and library fund cuts, among others.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 22:11 IST