Published: 10th July 2019
Will be forced to move court if suspension not revoked: JNUSU President writes to VC
Balaji writes that the suspension came as a surprise to him because he has not been found guilty in any of the proctorial inquiries that have been initiated against him
JNUSU President, N Sai Balaji who was recently 'academically' suspended from his course has written to the JNU Vice-Chancellor to revoke his 'illegal' suspension. The PhD student has said that if no action is taken then he will be forced to move the Court to 'claim my rights so breached by the administration'.
Balaji writes that the suspension came as a surprise to him because he has not been found guilty in any of the proctorial inquiries that have been initiated against him. "I have not received a show-cause notice from the JNU administration, yet I am still being deliberately stopped and obstructed from registering for the next semester," he writes in the letter.
The student leader claimed the university was misappropriating the law and that the suspension was not only illegal but also vindictive, "The misuse of the law is evidently violative of JNU's statues and ordinances. It goes on to defy the ethical principles of natural justice of my democratic rights," he said. Calling the 'issues' and inquiries against him by the Proctor office as 'baseless', the JNUSU President said, "The administration has neither revoked my academic suspension nor has it recorded any reasons for not doing so." He said that his MPhil degree has also been blocked by the Proctor office on the basis of similar false allegations and pending inquiries.
"I'm a student of this university and stopping me from exercising my academic rights on mere accusations and claims that haven't been fairly proven, is plain illegal. I deem it your responsibility to intervene and check this grave injustice being done to hinder my academic progression," he states.
Stressing on the fact that there is very little time left for him to register for the next session, he said, "Failing to register shall mean I will not remain a student of JNU. If no action is taken I will be forced to move the Court to claim my rights so breached by the administration," he said, concluding his letter.