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DU doesn't require stringent measures like JNU to curb protests: VC Singh

DU Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh said the varsity does not require stringent measures like the Jawaharlal Nehru University to regulate protests on campus, while adding that the character of both the universities is different. The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in December last year introduced a revised Chief Proctor Office (CPO) manual imposing a fine of upto Rs 20,000 for staging protests in the prohibited areas of the campus and Rs 10,000 for raising "anti-national" slogans. In an interview with PTI, the DU VC said regulations at the moment are not required in the university. "We are very different from JNU. It is a small size but reputed campus university. We, on the other hand, provide education to the masses. We have 6.5 lakh students and our impact and reach all are very different (from JNU). "Regulations will not help us right now, although we have required guidelines in place for protests. The students have to take permission and there is a place for any 'dharna pradarsha

DU doesn't require stringent measures like JNU to curb protests: VC Singh
Updated On : 16 Apr 2024 | 5:14 PM IST

Umar Khalid amplified lies on social media: Delhi Police in court

The Delhi Police told a court here Tuesday that former JNU student Umar Khalid amplified a false narrative in his favour through social media, completing its arguments against his bail plea in the 2020 Delhi riots case. Khalid is an accused in the alleged larger conspiracy behind the 2020 northeast Delhi communal riots. He has been booked under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). The arguments against Khalid's bail plea were made on Tuesday before Additional Sessions Judge Sameer Bajpai. Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad said Khalid's mobile phone data revealed he was in contact with some actors, politicians, activists and celebrities and sent them some links by certain news portals against the Delhi Police. These links were sent with a request to share them on their social media accounts to set a particular narrative and amplify it. Citing his chats with these people -- who have a considerable social media following -- Prasad said Khalid amplified his .

Umar Khalid amplified lies on social media: Delhi Police in court
Updated On : 10 Apr 2024 | 6:54 AM IST

JNU student on strike over inaction against sexual harassment complaint

A female student of Jawaharlal Nehru University is on indefinite strike against inaction on her sexual harassment complaint. She claimed that the perpetrators were roaming freely

JNU student on strike over inaction against sexual harassment complaint
Updated On : 02 Apr 2024 | 11:57 AM IST

HC appoints former SC judge Ramasubramanian as observer for JNUSU polls

The Delhi High Court has appointed former Supreme Court judge V Ramasubramanian as an 'observer' to exercise oversight over the activities of the election committee constituted for the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union elections for the 2023-24 academic year. Dealing with a petition filed by a student, Justice Sachin Datta also asked the grievance redressal cell set up in terms of the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations to examine and pass an order on grievances concerning the constitution of the election committee before the declaration of the final result. "In case it is found that the constitution of the EC (election committee) is not in consonance with the law and/or with the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations (as approved by the Supreme Court), appropriate consequential orders as regards the impugned elections, would also be passed by the grievance redressal cell," Justice Datta said in an order passed on Friday. "Respective counsel for the parties are also in agreement .

HC appoints former SC judge Ramasubramanian as observer for JNUSU polls
Updated On : 16 Mar 2024 | 10:59 AM IST

2020 riots: Court seeks Police's response on Umar Khalid's bail plea

A court here on Wednesday sought a response of Delhi Police on the bail plea filed by former JNU student Umar Khalid, who is an accused in the alleged larger conspiracy behind the 2020 northeast Delhi riots. Additional Sessions Judge Sameer Bajpai was hearing Khalid's fresh application for a grant of regular bail. Khalid has been booked under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Protection) Act (UAPA). "Copy of the bail application along with documents has already been supplied to the prosecution. Reply to the present bail application be filed by the prosecution on the next date, with advance copy to the counsel for the applicant or accused (Khalid)," the court said. The matter has been posted on March 11 for filing of reply and arguments on the bail application. Twenty people, including activists Sharjeel Imam, Khalid Saifi and former AAP councillor Tahir Hussain, have been booked for their alleged involvement in the larger conspiracy to incite the communal riots. The case is bein

2020 riots: Court seeks Police's response on Umar Khalid's bail plea
Updated On : 28 Feb 2024 | 11:10 PM IST

ABVP, Left members clash during late-night meet on holding JNUSU poll

A scuffle broke out late Friday night between RSS-affiliated ABVP and Left-backed groups on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus during a meeting on holding students' union polls, with both sides claiming some of their members were injured. While the warring groups blamed the other side for the ruckus, there was no immediate reaction from the JNU administration. The student groups clashed during the University General Body Meeting (UGBM) at the Sabarmati Dhaba on the campus to elect members of the Election Commission for the 2024 JNUSU polls. The Left-affiliated Democratic Students' Federation (DSF) alleged Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members obstructed the UGBM by encroaching upon the dias and heckling council members and speakers. In videos shared by both the groups on social media, ABVP and JNU students' union members can be seen arguing, amid shouting and sloganeering as university security personnel try to control the situation. "In response to the JNU ...

ABVP, Left members clash during late-night meet on holding JNUSU poll
Updated On : 10 Feb 2024 | 10:34 PM IST

JNU bans protests on campus, students flouting restrictions may be expelled

Students of JNU could also face a fine of up to Rs 10,000 for chanting "anti-national" slogans and inciting intolerance towards religion, caste or community

JNU bans protests on campus, students flouting restrictions may be expelled
Updated On : 12 Dec 2023 | 12:03 PM IST

Tanzanian Prez Suluhu Hassan to be conferred honorary doctorate by JNU

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan, who is on a four-day visit to India, will be conferred an honorary doctorate by Jawaharlal Nehru University on Tuesday, according to the Education Ministry. President Hassan arrived here on Sunday on a four-day visit. "The first woman President of Tanzania will be honoured with an honorary doctorate (Honoris Causa) by Jawaharlal Nehru University for her pivotal role in fostering stronger India-Tanzania relations, promoting economic diplomacy, and achieving success in regional integration and multilateralism. "She proudly acknowledges herself as a "product of Indian education", attributing it to her ITEC training at NIRD, Hyderabad," the Education Ministry posted on social media site X. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held wide-ranging talks with Tanzanian President Hassan, with a focus on boosting overall bilateral ties. Before of the talks, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the Tanzanian president's visit is

Tanzanian Prez Suluhu Hassan to be conferred honorary doctorate by JNU
Updated On : 09 Oct 2023 | 10:19 PM IST

Congress appoints Kanhaiya Kumar as NSUI incharge with immediate effect

The Congress on Thursday appointed former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar as the AICC in-charge of its students' wing. Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge has appointed Kanhaiya Kumar as AICC in-charge of the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) with immediate effect, according to a statement issued by KC Venugopal, the Congress general secretary organisation. The NSUI is headed by Neeraj Kunadan. Kumar had participated in the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra and walked the entire distance from Kanyakumari to Kashmir.

Congress appoints Kanhaiya Kumar as NSUI incharge with immediate effect
Updated On : 06 Jul 2023 | 6:23 PM IST

Controversy around NCERT textbooks' rationalisation 'unwarranted': JNU VC

The recent controversy around the rationalisation of NCERT textbooks is "unwarranted", said JNU vice-chancellor Santishree D Pandit on Friday, asserting that the revised syllabus must include new "discoveries and knowledge". Her remarks come a day after a group of academicians, who were part of the textbook development committees of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), wrote to the council demanding that their names be dropped from books as their "collective effort is in jeopardy". The recent developments after the rationalisation are part of the cancel culture where a section believes that what they say should be the last word and nobody else have the right to have an opinion, Pandit told PTI Video. A couple of days ago, a number of academicians and political scientists like Yogendra Yadav and Suhas Palshikar asked the NCERT to drop their names from textbooks over "several substantive revisions of the original texts". "The recent controversy on the NC

Controversy around NCERT textbooks' rationalisation 'unwarranted': JNU VC
Updated On : 16 Jun 2023 | 8:36 PM IST

Police close on heels of 3 accused of molesting female students in JNU

The Delhi Police is looking for three associates of a 22-year-old man who was arrested in connection with alleged molestation and attempted kidnap of two female students inside the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, an officer said Thursday. The JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) had on Wednesday alleged that some inebriated men in a car had come to the campus Tuesday night and attempted to kidnap two students. They also got into a fight on campus, it said. Two cases were registered in the matter after students approached the police, one for physical assault and another for molestation-kidnapping bid, the student group said. The arrested youth has been identified as Abhishek, a resident of Gurgaon, police had earlier said. Abhishek used to live in Munirka village and had shifted to Gurgaon around four to five months ago. He has completed his graduation and is currently preparing for the MBA, sources said. According to sources, Abhishek was driving the car when the alleged incidents took

Police close on heels of 3 accused of molesting female students in JNU
Updated On : 08 Jun 2023 | 10:52 PM IST

Inebriated persons attempt to kidnap JNU students from campus, one caught

A day after a kidnapping bid by some inebriated men on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, a person was apprehended in connection with the case on Wednesday, the police said. The JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) alleged that some inebriated men in a car entered the campus and attempted to kidnap two students on Tuesday night, following which two cases were registered based on complaints from students. "Two complaints -- one regarding physical assault and another on molestation, attempt to kidnap -- have been received from JNU students. Cases have been registered," Deputy Commissioner of Police (southwest) Manoj C said. "In both cases, the accused and the vehicle are the same and have been identified. Further investigation is on," he said. A person, identified as Abhishek, has been apprehended based on evidence from the CCTV footage, a police officer said, adding that he is not a student at the university. Demanding that the vice-chancellor lodge a police complaint as well, the JNUS

Inebriated persons attempt to kidnap JNU students from campus, one caught
Updated On : 07 Jun 2023 | 11:12 PM IST

IIT Madras, IISc Bangalore top education ministry's NIRF Rankings 2023

NIRF Rankings 2023: In the university category, IISc, Bangalore topped the list followed by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

IIT Madras, IISc Bangalore top education ministry's NIRF Rankings 2023
Updated On : 05 Jun 2023 | 12:25 PM IST

New JNU rules: Up to Rs 50,000 fine for violence, dharna on campus

Students can face a penalty of up to Rs 20,000 and even cancellation of admission for holding dharnas or a fine of up to Rs 30,000 for resorting to violence at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, its latest rules stipulate. As per the new rules, a student may face a fine of Rs 50,000 fine for physical violence, abuse and manhandling towards another student, staff, or faculty members. Students and teachers of the university have condemned the new rules and termed them "draconian". Meanwhile, the JNU Students' Union has called a meeting of all student organisations on Thursday to discuss the new rules. The 10-page 'Rules of Discipline and proper conduct of students of JNU' has laid out punishments for different kinds of acts like protests and forgery, and procedures for proctorial enquiry and recording a statement. The punishment ranges from a fine of Rs 5,000 to Rs 50,000 or rustication and cancellation of admission. According to the document, the rules came into effect on February 3.

New JNU rules: Up to Rs 50,000 fine for violence, dharna on campus
Updated On : 02 Mar 2023 | 11:40 AM IST

Fire breaks out at laboratory in JNU due to shot circuit, no casualties

A fire broke out in a laboratory at Jawaharlal Nehru University on Tuesday morning but no casualties were reported, an official said. The incident occurred in a laboratory at the School of Physical Sciences and it was the result of a shot circuit, the official said. "No one suffered injuries," a senior police official said. The JNU student union has written to Vice Chancellor Santishree D Pandit expressing concerns over "loopholes" in the security department and the "negligence" of the administration in saving the lives of the students. It claimed there are no smoke alarms or fire extinguishers inside the laboratories. "Upon observing the fire, a student immediately reported it to a security guard. But the guard was incapable of helping him since he knew nothing about fire safety. The only thing he could do was call the fire brigade as the fire became intense," the JNUSU said in a statement. "There is no proper training given to students on fire safety. Students don't even know h

Fire breaks out at laboratory in JNU due to shot circuit, no casualties
Updated On : 28 Feb 2023 | 10:23 PM IST

80% of associate professors waiting for promotions for over 5 years: JNUTA

At least 80 per cent of associate professors have been waiting for promotions for more than five years while promotions of 90 per cent of women faculty are due, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers' Association (JNUTA) alleged on Tuesday. During the tenure of the previous vice chancellor, no promotions were done and many cases faced rejections. At least 73 per cent of assistant professors and 80 per cent of associate professors have been waiting for promotions for more than five years now, a JNUTA office bearer claimed. He further said that several assistant professors have held the position for 10 to 12 years, before being promoted as associate professors and that, at least 90 per cent of women faculty were due for promotions. Promotion is not just about money, it is also about dignity. Many assistant professors have been holding that position for 10-12 years, before being promoted as associate professors. There's a huge backlog, the JNUTA office bearer said. JNUTA claimed tha

80% of associate professors waiting for promotions for over 5 years: JNUTA
Updated On : 21 Feb 2023 | 9:56 PM IST

Police withdraw case against 36 involved in protest at Gateway of India

A court here has allowed Mumbai Police's plea to withdraw their case against 36 people involved in a protest at the Gateway of India after an attack on students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi in January 2020. The police in their plea said the accused had committed the alleged act without any "personal interest or benefits". The Esplanade court's Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate S V Dindokar earlier this month allowed the application for withdrawal of the case. The order was made available on Monday. In the plea, filed through Additional Public Prosecutor Gautam Gaikwad, police contended that the accused persons did the alleged act as a protest "without any personal interest or benefits". "There is no loss of life as well as loss to public property," the police said. After perusal of the application, the court said considering the allegations and facts of the case and the "alleged act being social and political in nature," the prosecution does not want to proc

Police withdraw case against 36 involved in protest at Gateway of India
Updated On : 31 Jan 2023 | 10:47 AM IST

BBC series screening: Left students stage protest at JNU against ABVP

Members of various Left organisations staged a protest at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus on Thursday against the "hooliganism" of the RSS-affiliated ABVP, a day after students claimed that stones were hurled at them during the screening of the controversial BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots. The students, affiliated to the Students' Federation of India, Democratic Students' Federation, All India Students Association and other organisations raised slogans against the ABVP and held placards that read 'rise in the rage against ABVP hooliganism'. "ABVP goons hurled stones at students gathered for the screening of the documentary. This is hooliganism," AISA JNU president Qasim said. The protest was organised by the JNU Students' Union. The protestors marched from Ganga dhaba to Chandrabhaga hostel inside the JNU campus. On Tuesday, students, who gathered at the JNU students' Union office for the screening of the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Mo

BBC series screening: Left students stage protest at JNU against ABVP
Updated On : 27 Jan 2023 | 8:14 AM IST

No screening of BBC doc at JNU; students say varsity cut power, internet

Several students, who gathered at the JNU students' union office for a screening of a controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, claimed the varsity administration cut power and internet to stop the event, and staged a protest after stones were thrown on them. They claimed that they were attacked when they were watching the documentary on their mobile-phones as the screening could not be held. Some alleged that the attackers were members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a charge the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-affiliated student body denied. Later in the night, raising slogans of "Inqlaab Zinadabad" and against the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration, the protesting students marched to the Vasant Kunj police station to lodge a complaint against the "stone pelters". On the power cut at the campus, a JNU administration official, requesting anonymity told PTI, "There is a major (power) line fault at the university. We are ...

No screening of BBC doc at JNU; students say varsity cut power, internet
Updated On : 25 Jan 2023 | 7:51 AM IST

Umar Khalid released on bail from Tihar jail to attend sister's marriage

Student activist Umar Khalid was released from Tihar Jail on Friday after he was granted seven-day interim bail by the court to attend his sister's marriage, said a prison official

Umar Khalid released on bail from Tihar jail to attend sister's marriage
Updated On : 23 Dec 2022 | 11:55 AM IST