JNU students and teachers have been agitating against the university administration.
New Delhi: The JNU administration has issued showcause notices to 20 students, including sedition accused Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid, seeking explanation for the alleged illegal confinement of vice-chancellor and other officials in the varsity building in October.
“Twenty students, including Kanhaiya and Umar, have been sent notices over the illegal confinement and have been asked to depose before the proctorial committee which is probing the issue after a complaint was received from the university’s chief security officer,” a senior varsity official said.
A group of agitating students had confined the V-C and other senior officials in the administrative building for over 20 hours in October alleging inaction on the administration’s part in locating missing student Najeeb Ahmed.
Other students who have been issued the showcause notice includes JNUSU president Mohit Kumar Pandey, vice-president Amal Pipi, general secretary Satarupa Chakraborty, joint secretary Tabrez Hassan, former general secretary Rama Naga and former president Akbar.
The students, however, alleged that even after finding some of the students guilty of having brawl with Najeeb, the administration is not taking any action on them. “Those students who are fighting for justice for Najeeb, they are being threatened in different ways. We had asked for the V-C’s time 10 days back but he is not ready to meet us. So how do you expect to reach to the administration,” the students said.
JNU students and teachers have been agitating against the university administration and Delhi police for their failure to locate the missing student.
The university panel probing the incident of October 14, following which Najeeb went missing, had found ABVP members guilty of assaulting him. However, no disciplinary action has been taken yet.