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Our demand for VC’s resignation stands — JNU Students Union

By PTI Updated: Jan 11, 2020 12:37 am
JNU Students’ Union president Aishe Ghosh after a meeting with HRD Secretary Amit Khare, in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI)

New Delhi, Jan. 10 (PTI): The JNU Students’ Union stands on its demand for the removal of Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar, but any decision on whether to call off the agitation against the fee hike will be taken later, said its president Aishe Ghosh on Friday after meeting HRD Ministry officials.

She also said that the university students’ union has sought the HRD ministry’s intervention in FIRs and proctorial enquiry initiated against them by varsity administration.

“Our demand for JNU VC’s resignation stands. We will call a meeting with counsellors and office bearers and take a call on whether to call off the agitation or not. We have put forward our points, waiting for HRD Ministry’s decision to take the final call,” she said.

Probe into JNU violence case ‘shoddy’; sack Delhi police chief, JNU VC — Congress

Accusing the Delhi Police of conducting a “shoddy” investigation into the JNU violence case, the Congress on Friday alleged that it was clearly influenced by the government, the home minister and the ruling party, and demanded the removal of the city police chief and the university’s vice-chancellor.

The Delhi Police on Friday released pictures of nine suspects in the JNU violence case and claimed that JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh was one of them. Of the nine, seven belong to left-leaning student organisations while two are affiliated to right-wing students’ body, it said.

Congress’ senior spokesperson Ajay Maken said question marks have been raised on the investigations by the Delhi police as it has “failed to carry out the probe independently” and identify the culprits.

“It is a shoddy investigation, to say the least. The victims have been made the accused. The investigation is clearly influenced by the government, the home minister and the ruling party,” he told reporters.

Playing some video clips purportedly of the January 5 violence in the JNU campus, the party claimed that one Vikas Patel has been identified by the police as a rioter, but his real name is Shiv Mandal.

Raising questions on the probe, Maken said, “The Delhi Police has not done a good job as far as investigation is concerned and in a way, it seems that the force was also an accomplice in the entire incident because everything happened in front of it. The Delhi police has not been able to identify even a single rioter correctly, it has wrongly identified them.”

Alleging that the Delhi police has carried out the probe under the influence of the home ministry, the Congress leader said, “There should be investigations against the home minister also.”

“The Congress party demands immediate removal of the Delhi police commissioner and the JNU vice-chancellor. The role of Home Minister Amit Shah should also be probed. The Congress president has already demanded an independent judicial probe into the JNU violence case,” he said.

The Congress spokesperson said the BJP-led government should at least agree to their veteran leader Murli Manohar Joshi, who has called for the removal of JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar.

By PTI Updated: Jan 11, 2020 12:37:16 am