A JNU Student alleges denial of her Fellowship by University on her suspension: Even though suspension revoked

Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi: One among the 8 other students who were debarred from the academic activities for a month for in connection with their role in the controversial event which was taken place on Afzal Guru, has alleged that she was denied her fellowship by the Jawaharlal Nehru University on the base of her still suspended.

The said PhD student from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, at the Centre for Indian Languages- Shweta Raj found alleging that she was informed by the officials from the University that the fellowship amount to which she claimed her entitlement, could not be given to her because she was suspended, irrespective of the fact, as she alleges, that her suspension was revoked in the last month.

It is notable that Shweta Raj and other 7 students were debarred from academic activities, as there was being pending the inquiries against them for their alleged connection with the event which was held on execution of Afzal Guru- a Parliament attack convict at the campus of the said University on 9th day of February. It was reportedly alleged that in such event, the anti- national slogans were raised.

She found stated that, her “contingency fellowship for the last semester” which was from the period July of 2015 to January of 2015, was “refused” to grant by the administration. Moreover, she also alleged that the administration claimed that they had “no information” in connection with the revocation of her suspension and as such they cannot release her fellowship.

Moreover, it is also notable that the students were suspended for a month period and as such their suspension, reportedly, revoked by 11th day of March, after the report was submitted by the high- level inquiry committee, which was probing the said incident. Shweta also found stated that the revocation of the suspension of such students was publically announced by the University.

In her allegation, the student- Shweta Raj also claimed that her fellowship was for a period “much before” the date of incident and as such there were “no grounds to deny” it.

Also, now the University officials are refusing to place any comment on this issue.

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