JNUSU members didn’t turn up for meeting to discuss positive developments on campus, says administration. Senior faculty members, including VC Jagadesh Kumar, allegedly waited for 40 minutes for JNUSU representatives.
The tussle between the JNU administration and Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) representatives has escalated in the first week of academic session.
The administration claims that JNU members did not turn up for the meeting to discuss positive developments on the JNU campus.
Senior faculty members, including VC Jagadesh Kumar, allegedly waited for 40 minutes for JNUSU representatives but three registered JNUSU members did not turn up.
The University’s registrar Pramod Kumar has maintained that the administration had extended the invitation in the very first week of the new academic session to the office bearers of JNU for informing them about the developments related to student community.
“The senior officials of the administration, including the Vice-chancellor, waited for more than 40 minutes at the venue, but none of the invited members of the JNUSU turned up for the meeting that was scheduled on Friday. The security guards at the entrance of the admin building informed that the invitees did turn up at the entrance gate, arguing over not inviting one of the office bearers,” said Pramod Kumar.
JNU DEREGISTERS STUDENTS’ UNION PRESIDENT
The university has officially deregistered JNUSU president Mohit K Pandey and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 for participating in protest.
“We feel this targeting is a draconian use of administrative power to hit someone with belt, and undermines students’ voices to settle differences of opinion,” said JNUSU president, Mohit Pandey.
The union has demanded registration for the barred, JNUSU president Mohit K Pandey in this monsoon semester.