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JNU accuses JNUSU, JNUTA for disrupting Academic Council meet

| | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Saturday accused the JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) and JNU Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) for disrupting the proceedings of the academic council meeting and "unlawfully" taking pictures and videos.

JNU Registrar Pramod Kumar in a release said despite requests from the chair, student representatives started taking pictures and video clips, and a few teachers backed by JNUTA president tried to disrupt the meeting.

"More unlawful and unfortunate thing is the misuse of such recording by the JNUSU president Mohit Kumar Pandey who posted selected clips on the social media even when the meeting was going on. A few teachers kept shouting to prevent the chairperson from allowing other members to give their views," he said.

It was a deliberate attempt by JNUTA and JNUSU office bearers to spread lies and misinformation on the social media to defame a sacrosanct body like the Academic Council (AC), the statement said. On Friday, Kumar tweeted, "Offensive, abusive and unparliamentary languages used by the representatives of JNUSU and JNUTA during JNU AC meeting is highly condemnable (sic)."

In another tweet, JNU Rector II Satish Chandra Garkoti said, "Those who failed to disrupt the JNU AC meeting are the ones playing victim on the social media !!"

Refuting the allegations, JNUSU president asked the Registrar to make public the entire proceedings of the meeting. The 143rd Academic Council meeting, which was adjourned on May 9, concluded on Friday. It approved certificate course in Yoga philosophy and establishment of Special Centre for Disaster Research.




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