JNU students' union to hold protest march demanding removal of varsity's vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar

New Delhi: JNU students' union has announced that it will hold a protest march to the Ministry of Human Resource Development in New Delhi on Thursday, demanding the removal of the varsity's vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar.

File image of JNU V-C M Jagadesh Kumar. PTI

File image of JNU V-C M Jagadesh Kumar. PTI

Though the students have held various protests and online campaigns using the hashtag "#notourvc" inside the campus, this is the first time a demand for removal of the vice-chancellor will be raised outside the campus.

"Our principal demand would be the removal of the VC from his office," JNUSU Joint Secretary Shubhanshu Singh told PTI.

Ever since the announcement of compulsory attendance, the students have been resorting to various ways of protest against the university establishment.

The stand-off between students and the vice-chancellor escalated on 8 February when the administration made 75 percent attendance mandatory for availing scholarships and fellowships.

For the last three days, scores of students have been organising strikes, human chains and holding demonstrations near the administration block, breaking the Delhi High Court 100-metre order.

Meanwhile, the administration on Monday issued circulars to all members of the Academic Council announcing the decision to postpone council meeting indefinitely initially scheduled for 23 February.

"Due to unavoidable circumstances, the Academic Council meeting which was to be held on February 23 will be rescheduled," the circular signed by Registrar Pramod Kumar said.

Updated Date: Feb 13, 2018 07:58 AM

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