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No compromise over removal of VC: JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh

JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh on Thursday said the January 5 attack on students inside the university campus was a "traumatic" experience, which they will not forget till their last breath, while asserting that the students and faculty members will not relent till vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar was sacked.

PTI Edited by: PTI New Delhi Updated on: January 09, 2020 22:48 IST
No compromise over removal of VC: JNUSU president Aishe

No compromise over removal of VC: JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh

JNU Students’ Union president Aishe Ghosh on Thursday said the students and faculty will not relent till Vice-Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar is sacked. She made the comments after meeting HRD officials. Ms. Ghosh said they appealed to HRD Ministry to remove the VC, which in turn said a dialogue will be held on Friday.

“We will not compromise with HRD Ministry over the removal of the VC. It is still thinking whether the VC should be removed,” she said.

This comes after HRD Secretary Amit Khare said removal of JNU VC, M. Jagadesh Kumar, was “not a solution”.

The HRD Ministry will talk to JNU VC again on Friday over students’ claims of revised fee not being implemented, he added. Mr. Khare also said that the Ministry’s focus is on academic issues, not on political matters.

JNU students tried to march towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan today protesting the violence on university campus and were stopped by police and later detained.

The police also resorted to baton charge to control the mob who tried to block the traffic at Janpath. Using loud speakers, the police also appealed to the crowd to maintain peace.

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