The move comes after JNU’s Executive Council (EC) in August last year revised the rules and regulations of the university to say that a committee appointed by the council would review the continuation of emeritus professors after they turn 75.
Last year, showcause notices were issued to teachers for the same. The matter also came up in the Executive Council meeting held in June this year, post which the JNUTA had written to EC members to revisit their decision.
"Some people have given it a bad name. But their intentions would not be allowed to succeed. There is no question of JNU faltering from the mainstream. We won't allow it to happen," HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said
On May 28, The Indian Express had reported that senior wardens of seven hostels were asked by the JNU administration to vacate a section of students from their dormitories by May 30 for about 10 days, to accommodate nearly 1,000 guests for their Golden Jubilee celebrations.
JNU’s Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) has already given a clean chit to Johri, saying he posed “no threat” to the complainants, and instead it was the complainants who, along with others, had threatened Johri and his family.
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid, who has been booked on charges of sedition, left Delhi's RK Puram police station to an undisclosed place after questioning by police. Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are facing sedition charges for allegedly raising anti-national slogans, surrendered before the Delhi Police on Tuesday night. Following a medical check-up, the two were interrogated for around five hours and will be presented before the magistrate later in the day.
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): The Left parties on Wednesday protested outside the Parliament over the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) row and Rohith Vemula suicide case. The leaders raised slogans against the Central Government and demanded to stop the attacks on democratic and constitutional rights of the people.
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The security was increased outside the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday in view of the unrest going on the campus. The JNU has turned into a fortress as the five students, accused of involving in 'anti-national' activities, are still in the administration block of the varsity, while police keeps vigil outside the gates.
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Monday condemned speech of Jawaharlal Nehru University student Umar Khalid, accused of raising anti-national slogans, saying the students shouting 'Save JNU' slogans are the same people supporting Khalid's speech on Sunday night. An ABVP activist said the speech has again deteriorated the image of JNU, adding that some professors are continuously supporting such students. Another activist demanded that students and teachers indulged in 'anti-national' activities should be first punished by the university and then by the judiciary.
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Five students of Jawaharlal Nehru University, including Umar Khalid, who were being looked by the police for making ‘anti-national’ statements on the campus earlier, surfaced at the varsity on Sunday. The five students, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya, Rama Naga, Ashutosh Kumar and Anant Prakash, had gone missing since February 12 after JNU Student Union president leader Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on sedition charges. Khalid was seen addressing over 200 students outside the administration block on Sunday night. Police teams have been positioned outside the University and have been asked to wait for the students to surrender themselves.
Mumbai, Feb 19 (ANI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said the students alleged of raising anti-national slogans on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus lack moral ethics. The Defence Minister was speaking about the controversial February 9 event organised on the JNU campus against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Staging a march protest Mandi House to Jantar Mantar, the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Thursday wore "Mera Yaar Kanhaiya" T-Shirts and sold them in order to show their support to Kanhaiya Kumar. Students of JNU took out the rally demanding Kanhaiya’s release and dropping of sedition charges against him. Meanwhile, Kanhaiya applied for a bail before the Supreme Court and the matter will be heard on Friday. Former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee is likely to argue for Kanhaiya’s bail plea.
New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday led a delegation to meet President Pranab Mukherjee to discuss the Jawaharlal Nehru University row. Talking to mediapersons after the meeting, he said strict action should be taken against the people raising anti-national slogans. Rahul added that because of few students, the entire university should not be held responsible, adding the JNU row has damaged India's image globally. He further said that RSS and Centre are trying to impose their ideology on the entire nation and Congress will not let it happen.
New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Three office-bearers of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) unit on Wednesday resigned in solidarity with the ongoing students' protests against Centre's 'manhandling' the row at the university. Saurabh Sharma, joint secretary of ABVP and JNUSU, said they haven't received any resignation letter till now. He added that they scarified their career because of the pressure created by others.
Kolkata, Feb 17 (ANI): Jadavpur University students staged a protest on Wednesday inside the university campus condemning the anti-national activities at Jawaharlal Nehru University One of the protestors said they are against every activity which hurts the sentiment of Indians. Students raised slogans of 'Vande Matram'and held up posters which said they belonged to JNU but don’t support anti-state activities.