Not so soon: JNU students gear up for more protests after series of show cause notices

New Delhi: With the controversy over Afzal Guru event at JNU still going on, the varsity's students are gearing up for more protests especially against the series of show-cause notices served to students on different issues.

The students have already termed the show-cause issued to them in connection with the February 9 event as "weird". The notices issued regarding the Manusmriti burning have also met the same response from students.

The latest being the show-cause to Jitendra Kumar of School of Languages, who has been served the notice for writing on the administrative building.

Not so soon: JNU students gear up for more protests after series of show cause notices

A file image of JNU students and supporters protesting in New Delhi against Kanhaiya Kumar's arrest. Screengrab

According to students, Kumar wrote "Jai Bhim" on one of the pillar of the administrative block.

"JNU administration has started issuing show-cause notices for everything and anything 'as per its whims and fancy'. Latest being the show-cause for writing Jai Bhim on the walls. Tomorrow they will show-cause to me for talking to the students and demonstrating here," said JNUSU General Secretary Rama Naga who is among those charged with sedition over the February 9 event.

Students will gather at 2.30 pm on Tuesday at the administrative block to protest against the show-cause notice based on the alleged "biased high level enquiry report, for burning the Manusmriti and for the other show-causes, none of which has spelled out any specific reasons."

Meanwhile, the JNU students union today burnt effigies of Jharkhand government against the murder of two cattle traders in Jharkhand.

"Yet another heinous crime by the right-wing forces who have taken the lives of Mohammad Majloon and Inayatullah Khan in the name of 'Gau Raksha'. How many people have to sacrifice their lives in the name of cow, the central and state govts have to answer it," Naga said.

Also, the university's Executive Council meeting has been convened tomorrow where the appointment of the new registrar and the report of the high level enquiry on the February 9 incident is likely to be reported.

The students are going to protest in the afternoon as the EC meeting will also happen at the same time.

"We are also going to protest against the witch-hunting of JNU students and maligning of the university. For instance what happened to Ria Sharma at the National University of Educational Planning and Administration should not be seen in isolation, where she was asked to get out of the premises by the security guard and that he wouldn't allow in people from a 'deshdroh ka adda'," added Naga.

According to senior university official, the VC had a meeting with the chief proctor and his team and a decision on the show-cause notice to the students including Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya, Kanhaiya Kumar, Ashutosh Kumar, among others are also likely to be taken on Tuesday.


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Updated Date: Mar 21, 2016 22:42:52 IST

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