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JNU notice to student union over stir near admin block

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Apr 5, 2017, 2:53 am IST
Updated : Apr 5, 2017, 4:02 am IST

The notice said that the invited speaker was informed and apprised of the situation.

JNU campus has been on the boil for over a year now with several crackdowns resulting in arrests of students.
 JNU campus has been on the boil for over a year now with several crackdowns resulting in arrests of students.

New Delhi: JNU on Tuesday issued a notice advising the university student union to refrain from violating a court order that restrains students from protesting near the administrative block. The notice was issued after a student group invited senior JD(U) leader and MP Sharad Yadav to speak on the issue of seats cuts in research programmes.

Mr Yadav, who later went on to address the on-campus event on Tuesday evening, said he was informed by the university registrar about the interim court orders related to holding of such events. In his address, he targeted the BJP-led Union government for seats cuts in JNU.

Earlier, the university had expressed doubt over the possibility of the MP being aware of the interim court orders related to holding such events in the JNU campus. The notice said that the invited speaker was informed and apprised of the situation.

“The president of the JNU Students’ Union has also been advised to discourage students from organising such events at prohibited areas in the campus,” the notice said. JNU campus has been on the boil for over a year now with several crackdowns resulting in arrests of students.

“The administration advises all the stakeholders of JNU to refrain from organising any event that is in violation of the rules, regulations and relevant court orders. Disciplinary action will be taken as per the university rules against the violators,” the notice said.

The JNU administration had moved the Delhi high court early this month, seeking direction to restrain its students from staging any demonstration within 100 metres of the administrative block.

Alleging that the students of JNU disobeyed the court’s direction, despite assurances given by them before it, the university’s plea has sought action against the ones who have violated the orders.

The JNU administration has been at loggerheads with the student groups over a number of issues, including  seats cuts in M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes and suicide by a research student and fund cut by the UGC.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi