New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students protesting against the new admission rules on Monday, reportedly, barged into the vice-chancellor’s residence on campus while his wife was alone in the house and ‘confined her’. Also Read - A Year After JNU Campus Attack, Controversial Vice Chancellor's Term Extended
VC M. Jagadesh Kumar tweeted, “Few hundred students have broken into my residence at JNU and have confined my wife inside the house. She is alone at home and terrified. Very unfortunate.” Also Read - Common Aptitude Test To Be Implemented for Admission in DU, JNU, BHU, Other Central Universities From 2021
Some reports say that a mob of 150 students smashed the front gate and entered the compound of VC’s residence.
The hunger strike called by the JNUSU (Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union) against the university’s new admission policy entered the seventh day on Sunday- with several more joining in after 11 students fell ill.
The JNUSU said that the administration has not yet responded to the demands of the students or discussed the issues with the union. A report in The Hindu quoted the union, “The V-C who cannot confront and talk to the students has resorted to calling up the parents of the 11 JNU students.”
Quoting JNUSU further, The Hindu report read, “JNU wants to introduce MBA with a fee of Rs 12 lakh without hostels, school buildings, faculty and deprivation points. For this, JNU administration has dismantled BA lateral entry programme, delinked MPhil-Phd programme, destroyed deprivation points.”
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police issued a statement, “ There was a call for March till the JNU VC’s house today. Students reached his house and tried to enter. They were stopped by the security staff. So far most of the students have gone back to their hostel. Few of them are still there. The situation is under control.”
With inputs from Zee News