The Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU) administration has imposed hundreds of rupees fines for collaborating in protests alleged a bit of scholars. In addition they stated that the administration has “banned” them from registering for the following semester.
The quantity of fantastic varies from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000, the scholars claimed and accused the administration of “harassment”.
The claims had been denied by JNU chief proctor Rajnish Kumar Mishra. He additional stated that the actions are taken after following due process.
Among the many college students, who have gotten notices, are pupil activists — former JNU College students Union (JNUSU) vp and PhD scholar Simone Zoya Khan and Kaushik Raj.
Kaushik has been served discover for the 2018 protest by which, he claims, he didn’t even current.
As per the discover dated August 29, Kaushik has been directed to submit Rs 10,000 by September 5 “in any case”.
“…He’s due to this fact directed to deposit the quantity of Rs 10,000. In any other case, he is probably not allowed to register through the coming semester till he will get clearance from the workplace,” the discover signed by the chief proctor learn.
Chatting with PTI, Kaushik, who’s in his closing yr of PhD, alleged that the fantastic imposed on him is faulty as he was not current through the protest in 2018 the place a number of college students gathered in a seminar room towards obligatory attendance.
Kaushik fears that he won’t be allowed registration for the brand new semester and all his laborious work will go waste.
“I used to be not current through the protest. Even through the proctorial enquiry, I made the oral and written deposition that I used to be not current. Nonetheless I’m being fined. I do know five-six extra college students who’ve obtained an analogous discover,” Kaushik stated.
Simone Zoya Khan, who can also be within the final yr of her PhD, stated that the college is focusing on pupil activists for organising demonstrations.
Simone has additionally been served discover for a similar 2018 protest. She was then JNUSU vp.
Simone stated she couldn’t take the danger and organized the fantastic cash as she has to submit her thesis this yr.
“It isn’t truthful. The college is focusing on the scholars. Dozens of false and unfounded complaints are introduced towards college students. The yearly price on the varsity is Rs 200-300 and they’re levying a fantastic of Rs 15,000. How is that this truthful?” Simone requested.
In a press release, All India College students’ Affiliation stated that the motion by the JNU proctor workplace is politically motivated. The scholar organisation has accused the administration of focusing on college students from marginalised backgrounds with heavy fines.
Chief proctor Mishra stated that the imposition of fantastic shouldn’t be a brand new factor and all of the actions are taken after following due process.
“We’re not stopping college students from taking admission. This can be a common process primarily based on a number of proctorial enquiries. It isn’t a brand new factor,” Mishra informed PTI over cellphone.
Democratic College students’ Federation (DSF) additionally stated that proctorial enquiry has been levied towards a number of college students over the protest for offline lessons at College of Worldwide Research on June 20.
“It’s to convey to the discover of all of you that two of our fellow classmates, Poshal Gyamba and Sakshi Sinha have had a proctorial enquiry levied towards them with respect to the ‘protest demonstration for offline lessons’ at SIS-1 on twentieth of June. The report additionally mentions fellow college students Harshit Raj Chaudhary and Raghav Gill, though they haven’t been summoned but,” the DSF stated.