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Najeeb Ahmed case: JNU warns of action against violators

Published : Dec 2, 2016, 2:25 am IST
Updated : Dec 2, 2016, 6:35 am IST

The administration has also earmarked alternative spaces for organising democratic and lawful protests.

Missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed (Photo: Facebook)
 Missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed (Photo: Facebook)

New Delhi: Following continuous protests by JNUSU against the alleged inaction by the police and JNU administration to trace the missing student, Najeeb Ahmed, the varsity on Thursday said it might consider taking disciplinary measures against the violators of university rules.

In an official statement, the JNU administration sought clarifications on certain issues due to persistent efforts by certain sections of student protesters to allegedly malign the image of the university by propagating false information related to the missing incident.

“Despite all these steps, certain groups of students and the university’s student union have been consistently spreading false information and making unfounded allegations against the administration. Outsiders are invited into the campus to participate in agitations aimed more against the administration and less on the need for an all-out cooperation in the efforts made by the administration to locate Najeeb,” the statement said.

The administration even mentioned all the necessary steps taken by them — from holding meetings with hostel wardens to constituting a proctorial committee to investigate the matter on regular basis while posting it on the university’s website.

The varsity administration pointed towards JNUSU for unnecessarily politicising this incident, which is creating hindrances in locating Najeeb and resolving the issue.

While the administration has written several times to JNUSU to refrain from indulging in dharnas, sit-ins, loud protest marches, and offensive sloganeering in and around the administrative building as per the university rules, the JNUSU has not desisted from doing so, it said.

The administration has also earmarked alternative spaces for organising democratic and lawful protests.

“The administration’s appeals, requests, reminders, and instructions have fallen on deaf ears and JNUSU continues to remain very uncooperative. It has been left with no options but to consider disciplinary measures against the violators of university rules in the best interest of the larger JNU student community, majority of whom come from different economic and social backgrounds, and deprived sections,” the statement said.

The university has time and again issued circulars and letters to JNUSU and other concerned organisations directing that such activities at the administrative building is illegal as per the university rules and even by the rulings of high judicial bodies on similar cases.

“Due to the persistent defiance of protesters, the academic atmosphere and the administrative functioning of the university have been adversely affected. Frequent use of loud public address systems, beating of drums, and loud and offensive sloganeering affect the health of the elderly people residing nearby and disturb the young children who have to prepare for school tests,” the administration said.

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