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Protests not banned on campus, allowed only at designated areas, JNU clarifies

JNU has barred protests inside 100 metres of educational buildings as nicely the place courses are performed. PTI

Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU) has clarified that protests on the campus haven’t been utterly banned and can as an alternative be solely allowed in designated areas, an official stated on Tuesday after the institute confronted flak over its sequence of stringent measures in opposition to staging strikes or dharnas inside its boundaries.

In a revised guide, the college introduced the imposition of a superb of as much as Rs 20,000 or expulsion if anybody is discovered placing up wall posters and staging dharnas inside 100 metres of the institute’s educational buildings. Whereas “anti-national” acts will entice a Rs 10,000 superb.

“We have not changed anything. These rules were already there in place. We have just introduced a few other regulations to ensure no disruption is caused to the academic process. Students still have the democratic right to protest at designated places,” the official advised PTI.

The JNU College students’ Union (JNUSU) on Monday shared the Chief Proctor Workplace guide launched in November and it has outlined 28 sorts of misconducts, together with a superb of Rs 10,000 for anti-national slogans, restriction on placing wall posters, staging dharnas inside 100 metres of the tutorial buildings, amongst different punishable acts that might result in a superb of as much as Rs 20,000 or expulsion from the college.

“The stringent measures outlined in the manual are aimed at stifling the vibrant campus culture that has defined JNU for decades. The JNUSU demands that the university administration immediately revoke the new manual of the office of the Chief Proctor Manual,” the scholars’ union had stated.

Backing the measures, JNU’s Vice-Chancellor Santishree Pandit stated the principles and laws in opposition to misconduct have been in place for lengthy and the guide was made legally sound by getting it authorized by the EC.

“This is old not new. Passed unanimously by the EC last month as the manual had to be made legally sound. The fines are on the indiscipline of drinking, drugs and misbehavior in hostels and towards women. The proctor’s office since 1969 has been taking action, imposing fines and rustications,” she stated.

The guide additionally says {that a} scholar who receives 5 or extra punishments throughout their examine shall be expelled from the college and won’t be allowed to register for the semester till the superb is paid.

With inputs from PTI

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