Jawaharlal Nehru University’s VC says ‘Hunger Strike is unlawful activity’

Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi: Responding to the students at Jawaharlal Nehru University- JNU who from 28th day of April, this year initiated indefinite hunger strike, the JNU Vice Chancellor- M. Jagdeesh Kumar found appealing the students, today, on Wednesday, 4th May, to end their hunger strike and also aksed them to approach the administration for discussing their demands.

Moreover, the said agitating students also including the JNU’s Students’ leader- Kanhaiya Kumar and Nineteen other students.

While so, the Vice Chancellor of the University expressed his concern over the worsening health of the students and as such he also said through a notice that “hunger strike is an unlawful activity and a harmful method of protest that adversely affects that health and career of the students.”

Moreover, he also found clearing the stand of the administration, by saying that “the administration urges the students to use constitutional means” for putting forward the demands they are having if any.

It is notable here that the Students’ leader- Kanhaiya Kumar and other Nineteen students from the Jawaharlal Nehru University started their indefinite hunger strike for protesting against the punishments which the University’s administration had imposed against the students and their leader, in connection with the 9th day of February’s event on campus.

It was seen that the said 9th February’s event which was organised at the JNU campus, become big tragedy as allegedly the students gathered there were sloganeering against the nation, and also that event was in connection with the hanging of the Parliament Attack convict- Afzal Guru and these students allegedly found terming the said execution of Afzal as ‘judicial killing’.

As such, the JNU administration set up the high- level committee for enquiring the matter and this committee after holding such students guilty of charges, decided to punished them. And against such punishment, the initiated such protest by initiated hunger strike.

It was also seen, meanwhile, that the ABVP- Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad’s delegation met the Vice Chancellor of JNU- M. Jagdeesh Kumar earlier in the day for discussing their demand on revocation of punishment.

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