A day after some partitions on the JNU campus have been defaced with anti-Brahmin slogans, the college on Friday requested all its centres to put in CCTV cameras and instructed college students and employees members to stay vigilant to forestall such incidents in future.
Jawaharlal Nehru College Vice-Chancellor Santishree D. Pandit visited the constructing within the Faculty of Worldwide Research (SIS)- II, whose partitions have been spray-painted with slogans asking members of Brahmin and Baniya communities to go away the campus and the nation, and took inventory of the state of affairs.
She referred to as an emergency assembly throughout which a number of measures have been mentioned to enhance safety on the campus, sources instructed PTI.
It was determined to shift the studying rooms located within the SIS-I constructing and on the second ground of the SIS-II constructing to the latter’s floor ground from Monday to make sure higher safety on the campus, they mentioned.
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V-C Pandit additionally interacted with the scholars, employees and school members and requested them to be vigilant in order that such incidents may be prevented in future, JNU Registrar Ravikesh mentioned in an announcement.
”The vice-chancellor has appealed to the JNU neighborhood to take care of the JNU ethos of inclusion, equality and concord on the campus,” the assertion mentioned.
A number of the slogans on the partitions learn ”Brahmins go away the campus”, ”There will probably be blood”, ”Brahmin Bharat chhodo” and ”Brahmino-Baniyas, we’re coming for you! We are going to avenge”.
On Thursday, Pandit had instructed the dean of the Faculty of Worldwide Research and the Grievances Committee to inquire into the incident and submit a report on the earliest.
The college additionally issued a six-point advisory on Friday in view of the prevailing safety points on the campus, in accordance with the administration.
”All faculties/centres ought to have single entry/exit level. Sustaining entry/exit register on the entry level of the faculties/centres. Set up of CCTV cameras at every ground of the faculties/centres constructing,” the advisory mentioned.
It additionally requested authorities to make sure sufficient lighting in corridors.
It mentioned an orientation programme needs to be carried out to sensitise the JNU neighborhood on occasion.
Trainer and scholar our bodies additionally urged the JNU administration to conduct a free and honest inquiry to make sure peace on the campus.
The JNU Lecturers’ Affiliation (JNUTA) condemned the incident and mentioned it violates the spirit of range and tolerance of all views, which is the core ethos of JNU.
The lecturers’ physique requested the college administration to right away launch a probe into the incident, establish the culprits and proceed towards them in accordance with college guidelines.
Denouncing the vandalisation, the JNU College students’ Union (JNUSU) claimed this isn’t the primary time that such a factor has occurred within the college.
”Such statements are clearly meant to disturb the normalcy of the campus by vitiating the campus surroundings. This isn’t the primary time that such vandalism has occurred throughout the college. A number of situations have occurred throughout earlier years,” it mentioned in an announcement.
The JNUSU alleged that right-wing forces have ”tried traditionally to caricature claims to social justice in such a deplorable method”.
RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad held the Left chargeable for the incident.
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