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JNU news: Classes can’t resume until VC is removed, says JNUSU | Delhi News


NEW DELHI: In a hardening of its stand, Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) said on Tuesday that normal academic activities couldn’t resume on the campus till vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar was removed.
“We will ensure that the main culprit behind ‘JNU terror attack’ on January 5, Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, is removed as the vice-chancellor at the earliest. JNUSU, along with JNUTA, reiterate the position that there cannot be normal academic activities until the VC is removed,” JNUSU said in a statement.
Despite Union human resource development (HRD) minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ having said on Monday that the agitation was no longer justified as the fee demand had been met, JNUSU claimed success in suspending academic activities and boycotting the registration process. It also reiterated its key demands — complete rollback of the Inter-Hall Administration (IHA) manual, no punitive action against protesting students and holding an IHA meeting in a democratic manner with JNUSU in attendance.
The union called Pokhriyal’s support for the VC shameful and condemnable. “It just goes to show the complete support of the BJP government in the VC’s agenda to destroy JNU. As MHRD has ended the dialogue with JNUSU, it is clear that the government has completely sided with the JNU administration” JNUSU alleged, adding that the administration has neither provided a buffer period for exams nor withdrawn the proctor inquiries but the government has turned a blind eye to this behaviour.
Meanwhile, the administration claimed the classes for the new semester had started in many schools and centres and the timetable for more classes had been notified. Similarly, the MPhil/PhD viva-voce examination of various research scholars have been conducted, it added. On Tuesday, general body meetings (GBMs) were held at different centres to decide their stand on the registration.
JNUSU has called a council meeting on Wednesday. According to the statement, it is exploring “constitutional avenues” to fight the IHA manual and “has been in dialogue with the student faculty committee, hostel presidents and various organisations. We want to inform the students’ community that our struggle against the illegal IHA manual has entered its decisive phase as even the brutal state-sponsored violence has not dampened the spirit of resistance”.

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