Published: 21st January 2020
JNUSU moves Delhi High Court to stop administration from imposing late fee for registration
The plea was filed by JNUSU members including President Aishe Ghose, Vice President Saket Moon and others. The plea also seeks directions to the varsity to stop implementation of the hostel manual
The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union has moved the Delhi High Court seeking direction of the court to restrain the Jawaharlal Nehru University administration from imposing late fees on students for registrations in winter semester 2020.
The plea was filed by JNUSU members including President Aishe Ghose, Vice President Saket Moon and others. The plea also seeks directions to the varsity restraining it from taking any actions which would give effect to the draft hostel manual.
After a series of strikes, protests and incidents of violence, the JNU Vice-Chancellor had recently announced that the varsity is set to celebrate the country's 70th Republic Day. VC Dr Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar had issued a statement saying that JNU's NCC cadets will be participating in a parade at the flag-hoisting venue.
The statement says that this is happening for the first time since JNU was established in 1969. "JNU is gearing up to celebrate Republic Day. This year, for the first time, the NCC cadets of the University will be participating in a parade at the venue of the flag hoisting during the Republic Day celebrations at JNU," it reads.
The VC also says that 82 per cent of the students have cleared their hostel fee dues for the winter semester. This is despite the students' #FeesMustFall protest against the newly increased hostel fees. "Out of 8500 students at JNU, 82 percentage of students have cleared their hostel dues for the winter registration as of Monday. The remaining students are also expected to complete their registration process since the registration is still open but with a late fee," reads the statement.