JNU New Rules: Students may have to pay a fine of Rs 20,000 for picketing at Jawaharlal Nehru University. At the same time, on the violence in the campus, the admission can be canceled or a fine of 30 thousand may have to be paid. The university administration has informed about the new rules in this regard.
The 10-page ‘Rules of Discipline and Proper Conduct of JNU Students’ lays down the procedure for recording statements along with proctorial scrutiny and penalties for various acts. According to the document, the rules came into force on February 3. Let us tell you that the new rules have been made at a time when there were controversies regarding the screening of BBC documentary in JNU recently.
Protest in JNU campus will be fined 20,000
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Rules approved by the Executive Council
The new rules are said to have been approved by the Executive Council, the highest decision-making body of the university. Student organizations have started protesting against the new rules. Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) JNU secretary Vikas Patel has termed the new rules as ‘Tughlaqi’. He said that the old code of conduct was sufficiently effective. He demanded withdrawal of the new rules.
Vikas Patel said that he tried to speak to JNU Vice Chancellor Shantisree D Pandit but she did not respond to texts and calls.