Jamia students accuse university admin of finding 'escape route’ to conduct elections

31 October 2017, 06:54 AM
Jamia students accuse university admin of finding 'escape route’ (Source: PTI)
Jamia students accuse university admin of finding 'escape route’ (Source: PTI)

Students of the Jamia Millia Islamic University on Monday accused the university administration of finding an “escape route” for not conducting student elections citing the matter as sub-judice.

The students are on a hunger strike since October 25, demanding students union elections ion the varsity.

The administration was also accused of not keeping its word to the Delhi High Court that the students union elections would be conducted as per the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations.

“The Jamia administration has been looking for an escape route by stating that the case regarding the students’ union is sub-judice before the Delhi High Court. The reality is, Jamia had in 2012 assured the court that there is no discomfort and objection to elections as well as an elected student body,” the students said in a statement.

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The varsity adminstration had also said that they would first conduct the students’ council election for the first two years and thereafter the JMI can hold the students’ union polls according to the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations, they said.

Reacting to the administration’s argument, the students also said that the person who had filed the writ petition regarding the election and nine others who had impleaded in the petition were no longer students of the university.

“...hence the responsibilities lie with the JMI,” they said, adding that the administration is guilty of contempt of court as it has shown reluctance in conducting elections.”

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First Published: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 06:21 AM
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