New rules have been implemented in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Now here, if the students protest in the campus, a fine of Rs 20,000 will be imposed and if there is violence, the admission will be cancelled.
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Jawaharlal Nehru University is India’s leading university as well as a world-renowned center for teaching and research. JNU is still a young university. JNU was established in the year 1966 by an Act of Parliament. Jawaharlal Nehru University’s strength, energy and reputation stem from the vision that its ideas are fields of adventure, experimentation and constant exploration, and that diversity of ideas is the bedrock of intellectual inquiry. Controversy is nothing new at Jawaharlal Nehru University. From time to time, people[who?] have been calling it ‘the den of deadly politics’, ‘the center of seditious activities’, ‘the citadel of crackdown’ etc. Its students and teachers have also been accused of supporting Naxalite violence in India and being involved in anti-India activities.
The new rules of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) have created a stir among the students studying here. As per the new address, students can be fined Rs 20,000 for staging a sit-in on campus and their admission can be canceled due to violence or fine of Rs 30,000. The 10-page ‘Rules of Discipline and Proper Conduct for JNU Students’ lays down punishments for various acts such as protesting and forgery, and lays down the investigation process for breaches of discipline.
New rules will be considered applicable from this date:
According to the document, these rules came into effect on February 3. The rules were put in place after protests at the university over a controversial BBC documentary. The rules document states that it is chosen by the Executive Council. The Council is the highest decision-making body of the University. However, members of the Executive Council said that the matter was taken up as an additional policy assistant and mentioned that documents had been prepared for ‘court cases’. Vikas Patel, secretary of the All India Student Council in JNU, termed the new information as a Tughlaqi decree.
The Executive Council has approved it:
According to the document, all these rules will be considered applicable from February 3. Let us tell you that these rules have been implemented after protests against the showing of a controversial BBC documentary in the university. This matter had made media headlines for a long time. There was also a clash in the campus regarding this.
ABVP secretary told Tughlaq’s order:
It has been said in the document related to the new rule that it has been approved by the Executive Council. This council is the highest decision making body of Jawaharlal Nehru University. However, members of the executive council told the media that the matter was brought up as an additional agenda item, and noted that the document was prepared for “court cases”.
Vikas Patel, secretary of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad at Jawaharlal Nehru University, has called these new rules “Tughlaq decrees”. At the same time, no response has been revealed from JNU Vice Chancellor Shantisree D Pandit on these new rules.
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