On June 8, some students had an alleged scuffle with the guard of the library at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The students are demanding to open the library, which is closed during the Corona period.
JNU campus (file photo)
Disciplinary action will now be taken against the students in the sabotage case of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The Chief Proctor Office of JNU will take action on this. An FIR has been lodged with the police in this matter. On June 8, students had a scuffle with the guard of the Bhim Rao Ambedkar Library located in JNU. In this, the students had entered inside by breaking the glass of the library door, it has been claimed. The library is closed due to the corona pandemic. Some students wanted the library to be opened so that they could study.
The university alleged that these students have been occupying the library for the past two days. Police said a case has been registered based on the complaint of the university. “On the basis of the complaint, a case was registered under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, Delhi Disaster Management Act and Prevention of Damage to Public Property,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-West) Pindit Pratap Singh.
No arrest yet in sabotage case
Police said that no arrest has been made in this case so far. A meeting has also been held between the students and the head of the library in this regard. “The incident has posed a threat to the library staff and even to other students living in the hostels,” the university said in a statement.
On June 8, some students had entered the library after a scuffle with the guards. Since then the students have surrounded the place. In this case, the department looking after the security of JNU campus had given a complaint. Now action has been said from JNU. Students present in the library have been instructed to vacate the place at the earliest.
Jawaharlal Nehru University Chief Proctor Office to take disciplinary action against students who scuffled with security staff, entered BR Ambedkar Library by breaking glass door on June 8. Space has been occupied since then; security office lodged police complaint in the matter pic.twitter.com/97TYMxfBnt
– ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2021
Students also accused of not following COVID protocol
In the letter issued by the JNU administration, it is written that the students present in the library are neither wearing masks nor following the COVID protocol. Along with this, the library staff is also not being allowed to sanitize the place. The staff wants the library to be opened after things return to normal, for which sanitization is necessary. Further, the students have been asked to vacate the library at the earliest.
It has been said in the issued letter that the Corona Curfew imposed by the Delhi Government is still in force and there is no new guideline in which any new guidelines have come regarding the resumption of educational activities.
A university student said, “The library has not been open for a long time, which angered the PhD students. They have to submit their projects, students are still worried and they are not being given admission in the library. The students did enter the library but there was no violence. (with language input)
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