JNU VC M Jagadesh Kumar says he has forgiven students for 'forcibly' entering his residence, won't file police complaint

Seven students are on a hunger strike on the JNU campus in protest against the online system of entrance exam that will be implemented from this academic session

Press Trust of India March 26, 2019 12:35:37 IST
JNU VC M Jagadesh Kumar says he has forgiven students for 'forcibly' entering his residence, won't file police complaint
  • The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) has denied M Jagadesh Kumar's allegation

  • Seven students are on a hunger strike on the campus in protest against the online system of entrance exam

  • Police said the situation on the campus remained under control

New Delhi: A day after alleging that some students forcibly entered his house and confined his wife, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) vice chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar said on Tuesday that he had "forgiven" them and would not file a complaint with the police.

JNU VC M Jagadesh Kumar says he has forgiven students for forcibly entering his residence wont file police complaint

File image of JNU VC M Jagadesh Kumar

"While last night's violent behaviour by students in front my JNU residence is condemnable, neither me nor my wife will file a police complaint against the students. We have forgiven them. Wish them the best and hope they will reform and not repeat such acts in future," Kumar said.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) has denied Kumar's allegation.

"The JNUSU categorically rejects the falsehood being spread by the VC, Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar. The JNUSU (on Monday) after waiting (at the VC's residence) returned to the protest venue where an indefinite hunger strike is taking place," it said.

A student from a Left student outfit rejected the allegation and said a group of students had gone to meet the vice chancellor, but they were allegedly manhandled by the security personnel.

Seven students are on a hunger strike on the campus in protest against the online system of entrance exam that will be implemented from this academic session.

Police said the situation on the campus remained under control.

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