Published: 09th September 2019
Not an ABVP agent: JNU student whose case stopped JNUSU election results
Two students, Anuj Kumar Dwivedi and Anshuman Dubey had filed a complaint in the Delhi High Court, stating that their nominations were cancelled without citing any reason
On the day of the JNUSU elections, the Delhi High Court had restrained the university from publishing its results until September 17. The ruling was based on a complaint filed by two students who had alleged that they had not been allowed to file their nominations.
There have been allegations that the two students, Anshuman Dubey and Anuj Kumar Dwivedi are both members of the RSS-affiliated ABVP. A few students had also put up Facebook posts suggesting the same. However, Anuj, who was the former student representative of the JNU Internal Complaints Committee denied the allegations and said that he has no political links.
"I filed the complaint was because my nomination was cancelled without stating any reason and I found this unacceptable," says Anuj, a PhD scholar in the university's School of Computational and Integrative Sciences. "I'm falsely projected as an ABVP agent. I was an ICC member, but I never fought the ICC elections representing any party. I'm an ordinary student who is fighting for justice," he adds.
He also wants the Election Commission to be saved from the 'predatory left JNUSU'. "I am sure that the intentions of the EC are always fair for the student, but due to pressure of the left goons, they are not properly able to work for the students. I appeal to the student community to stand with the honourable High Court order and our fight for justice," he says.