JNU students on indefinite sit-in at admin block

While the proctor’s office had issued showcause notices to ABVP activists on November 7, it is yet to bring out the final report.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:November 30, 2016 5:16 am

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) has decided to go on an indefinite “sit-in” outside the administrative block, to protest against the alleged “scuttling” of their protest space.

On Monday, the administration had shot off a letter to JNUSU president Mohit Pandey and warned of disciplinary action for holding a protest at the administrative block. The union has been protesting over the delay in making public the report of the proctorial committee, which is investigating the alleged assault on missing student Najeeb Ahmad by ABVP activists before he disappeared last month.

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While the proctor’s office had issued showcause notices to ABVP activists on November 7, it is yet to bring out the final report. “It has been 20 days since the notices were sent. What is taking the administration so long in taking action?” said Pandey.

JNU Registrar Pramod Kumar, meanwhile, wrote, “This is in continuation of our earlier letter advising you not to hold any public meeting near the admin, block otherwise disciplinary action will be taken.”