STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Non-teaching Staff Condemns Action Against JNU Students

Non-teaching staff of the JNU denounced the university for barring eight students from academic activity without even an inquiry.

Published: 15th February 2016 02:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th February 2016 02:47 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

NELHI DELHI: The non-teaching staff of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) here on Monday denounced the university for barring eight students from academic activity without even an inquiry.

At the same time, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Staff Association (JNUSA) and Jawaharlal Nehru University Officers Association (JNUOA) also sought action against those who shouted anti-national slogans on the campus on February 9.

"The JNU administration has taken the completely undemocratic (step) of debarring eight students from academic activity without any enquiry," said a memorandum submitted to the vice-chancellor.

"Suspension of students leaning to a particular ideology without due process is a violation of the principle of natural justice," it said.

The escalating protests in the JNU follow the arrest of student union president Kanhaiya Kumar on charges that he too shouted the anti-Indian slogans at a meeting on Kashmir. Kanhaiya Kumar has denied the charge.

His arrest has sparked widespread protests by students, teachers as well as opposition parties. Kanhaiya Kumar is from the CPI-affiliated All India Students Federation (AISF).

The non-teaching staff also expressed "serious concern" over the constitution of a probe committee, which they said has a member close to the ABVP, the student wing of the RSS.

The non-teaching staff staged protests in front of the administrative block of the JNU.

"We appeal the JNU administration and central government to take strict action against whomsoever is responsible for the (slogan-shouting) incident."

"The guilty should be immediately arrested and severely punished," JNUSA general secretary Ajay Kumar told the media.

Ajay Kumar told IANS that the non-teaching staff were only protesting and not going on strike.

"In case they fail to submit a fair report by 25th (of February), then we have to change our future course of action." 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp