JNUSU, ABVP protest against JNU's admission policy, VC's 'undemocratic agenda'

New Delhi: JNUSU and ABVP on Tuesday protested against the contentious seat cut issue, outside the JNU convention centre where the 143rd academic council meeting took place.

"We want the administration to give up on seat cuts which will affect a large number of students," Saurabh Sharma, ABVP leader, said.

Representational image. News18

Representational image. News18

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) President Mohit Kumar Pandey had on Monday called for a protest against "undemocratic" way in which the VC was making decisions.

"VC claims to have emergency powers and is trying to push anti-student, undemocratic agenda," said Pandey.

However, ABVP blamed JNUSU and JNUTA (Teachers Association) for filing a court case, which they claimed thwarted their plans to make the VC withdraw seat cuts.

"After we held a hunger strike in February this year, the VC accepted our demands to not implement seat cuts, but after the court case the VC upheld the seat cuts," said Sharma.

Ensuring deprivation points was another demand that was synchronous to both the camps.

ABVP pitched for a high-level committee to enquire into Muthukrishnan's death and suspension of four professors who "abetted" the suicide, Sanskrit centre to be converted into a school and installation of CCTV cameras in a month.

Among other issues, JNUSU demanded for upholding of the stay order issued by the Delhi High Court on implementation of seat cut till 27 July.

Updated Date: May 10, 2017 09:18 AM

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