The All India Students’ Association (AISA) along with other student organizations Monday directed a protest stressing an immediate reopening of Jamia Millia Islamia.
They alleged in a statement that despite a promise on February 17 by the administration of reopening central and departmental libraries there hasn’t been any progress even a month later. This same tactic was reiterated by Jamia admin during another protest on February 22. Memorandums regarding the issues were submitted to the admin on both occasions.
“Admin has been non-responsive to both,” the statement said. Moreover, the AISA added that half of the students in almost all the running batches are unable to join the classes, while many others face problems in finding online reading material, especially in Hindi, Urdu, and other vernacular languages.
According to the university spokesperson, the university will take a holistic view of the situation as a large proportion of the students will have to come from different parts of the country. “Moreover, we have to see that the circumstances in Delhi are safe enough and students who dwell in different parts of the country have a safe passage to Delhi. I think at an opportune time, we will have a conclusion in this regard. We cannot endlessly keep the university shut, it has to be a very well-informed decision, factoring in the academic interest of the stakeholders, he said.