JNU files FIR against protesting students blocking admin dept.

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 18 (ANI): An FIR has been lodged by the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration against the group of students who have blockaded the Administration Block in protest for the past one week. A complaint had been received from chief security officer of JNU regarding the blockade of the Administration Block by some students, due to which officials could not access their office. The complaint alleged that 14 student leaders and some 40- 50 students have wrongfully restrained the government officials. On this an FIR has been registered at Vasant Kunj North Police Station and the case is under investigation. On Friday, the JNU Students' Union formed a human chain on the campus in protest against the Vice Chancellor's "full-blown design to shut down the university". Earlier, the Delhi High Court had questioned JNU over it not approaching the court if access to the administrative block of the varsity was being blocked by students since February 9. The query was put to JNU's lawyer while hearing a plea by five students of the varsity that they be provided their marksheets and certificates as they want to apply for various courses and jobs. In their plea, the five students have also sought removal of the protesters and restoration of functioning of the varsity's administrative block. The students have claimed that since February 9, 2017, around 200 students have surrounded the Administration Block to protest against a May 2016 notification of the University Grants Commission, as per which there is a limit of eight students per professor for MPhil and PhD courses. (ANI)