New Delhi: The JNU Students Union (JNUSU) yesterday alleged that their office-bearers have been “illegally debarred” from attending the upcoming Academic Council (AC) meeting on Friday by the varsity administration.
The students’s union claimed that it is mandated in the JNU statutes that the JNUSU office bearers are special invitees to the AC.
“However, in an utterly bizarre move, the JNU administration has informed the JNUSU that it will be debarred from attending the upcoming AC meeting on July 13 due to an ongoing inquiry against them for an alleged act of indiscipline in the last AC meeting,” said the JNUSU in a statement.
The JNUSU wishes to communicate to the administration that no such inquiry has been instituted or nothing regarding any such inquiry has been intimated to the office bearers. It is therefore utterly baseless for the administration to keep out the JNUSU, which is a representative body of all JNU students, said the statement.
“The JNU administration continues to display its blatant disregard for conducting the affairs of the university in a democratic manner and in consonance with the JNU Act,” it said.
The administration’s willful neglect and it’s illegal means to curtail student representation is condemnable and will be challenged by the JNUSU unless this decision to keep the union office-bearers out of the AC is taken back immediately, added the statement.
“I am directed to inform you that the representatives of the students’s union have not been invited to the forthcoming meeting of the AC on July 13 as special invitees due to a pending proctoral inquiry against them for creating disruptions by marching up to the dais and using abusive language against the vice-chancellor,” said a letter from the registrar, claimed JNUSU.
The JNU administration could not be contacted for its reaction.