JNUSU files petition at Delhi High Court challenging JNU administration’s decision to amend hostel manual

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) on Tuesday filed a petition at the Delhi High Court challenging the Inter Hostel Administration’s recent decision to amend the Inter Hostel Management (IHA) manual.

According to news agencies, the plea filed by the JNUSU members, including union president Aishe Ghosh, vice president Saket Moon, and others have sought necessary directions from the High Court to restrict the JNU administration from imposing the late fees on the students for the registrations in the 2020 Winter Semester.

They are also seeking to quash the ‘illegally passed’ hostel manual, as stated by the student body on Sunday.

A JNUSU press release from two days earlier stated, “The call for a boycott of registration still stands. The JNUSU would like to inform the student community in consonance with the resolutions of the Council Meeting the union is filing a legal case in Delhi High court tomorrow to quash the illegally passed IHA manual.”

JNUSU elaborated in the press release that the IHA manual “clearly violates the JNU Act 1966”, adding, “We hereby urge everyone to wait till the JNUSU expedites all legal measures against the illegally passed IHA manual and clarifies the progress by the beginning of next week.”

It said that taking exams or classes will only create more chaos and ruckus and “lead to another bifurcation in the student community that has been resolutely and unitedly fighting tooth and nail against this draconian VC and his political masters”.

“While urging the students to stand with the call for boycotting registration, the JNUSU also appeals the student community to boycott exams and classes until the VC`s project of WhatsApp University and illegal modes of examination are nullified and a buffer time to complete the academic backlog, to complete the academic backlog of the Monsoon Semester 2019,” the release stated.

The students of JNU have been protesting for over two months against the new hostel manual, which hikes hostel and service charges and imposes several restrictions.

Courtesy : DNA

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