JNU teachers allege violence by students during council meet

They also alleged that the union members had attacked a teacher, who did not wish to be identified, during the meeting.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 10, 2016 9:37 pm
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A section of JNU teachers has accused the students union members of resorting to violence while a discussion on introduction of courses in yoga and Indian culture was going on at the Academic Council meeting last week.

They also alleged that the union members had attacked a teacher, who did not wish to be identified, during the meeting.

The students union, however, denied the allegations.

“They shouted intimidatory and belligerent slogans to threaten, destroy and kill the professor. They had gone so berserk and unbridled that they banged the (professor’s) car with the intention to injure or physically abuse the faculty,” the teachers said in a complaint to the Vice Chancellor.

When the JNU security personnel tried to make way for the teacher’s car, the students lay on the road to stop the vehicle, they claimed.

The professor has also filed a police complaint at Vasant Kunj North police station.

A police officer said a complaint has been received and the matter is being looked into.

The teachers have also submitted a memorandum of demands to the Vice Chancellor in wake of the alleged violence.

“An immediate enquiry in the alleged violence be ordered and show cause notices be issued to the students involved in leading the JNUSU group to violence.

“The administration should ensure that on the day of the Academic Council or any other official meeting which involves crucial decisions for the university academics, no student or any other agitation should be allowed around the location of the meeting and staging of any demonstration should be banned,” the memorandum said.

The meeting of the Academic Council (AC), the statutory decision making body of the university was held last week during which a proposal to introduce short term courses in Yoga and Indian culture was rejected due to lack of majority.

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    Dadasaheb solwande
    Oct 12, 2016 at 12:43 pm
    India is multicultural country an. We have so many culture idea's. If course I mandatory so it's not good educational view. An agin we see consunal view Artical 28 say culturally practise in state funds no allow..
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      Saptarishi Chaudhuri
      Oct 11, 2016 at 4:37 am
      These BJP bootlickers are so intelectually dumb that they think "murdabad" slogan means the students want to kill them. I don't know what they think of "zindabad" or "hold high the flag of social justice". Probably they think that only mountaineers can give that slogan. lt;br/gt;Regarding the course that was rejected and protested. I knoe most sanghis have no idea of Patanjali's Yogsautra( the only patanjali they knoe is Baba Ramdev) the course that has been framed is ridiculous and the people who have framed the course so their pathetic ignorance about the culture they claim to uphold
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        Kiran
        Oct 11, 2016 at 6:35 am
        what does that make you? Congress licker? Coming to your asinine comment, read the article once again loud and clear. How did BJP come into picture? FYI Nobody wants your opinion here. Add value to the article if you can or else keep your confirmationist bias to yourself !! World has been seeing us and wondering , when will these people use freedom of speech responsibly? Got it? I seriously doubt something's wrong with students of JNU, they are more populists than "students".
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