On Monday, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration declared that the university would remain shut till 30 September 2020. Whereas, Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) has been requesting for a phased return of students.
The notification stated that in continuation of their first request of March 19 and the resulting notices in the long periods of April, May, June, and July, JNU will stay shut till the month of September.
The notification further read that students are needed to remain back where they are and ought not to come back to the grounds until further notification. During this lockdown period, the college and organization work will proceed according to the rules issued on August 24.
However, Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) has opposed this notification issued by the University. Aishe Ghosh, JNUSU president told that the JNU organization can’t prevent students from returning when the ministry of home affairs has said that Ph.D. students can return for their research work. It is likewise unscrupulous.
The JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) has also written to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that JNU should assure a phased return of students to the campus.
The JNUSU has been requiring a delay in the enlistment process. It said registration was being done on the web while numerous students do not have internet facility.
Moreover, International students are confronting trouble in enlistment because of the term of visas. Especially when many have come back to home nations they can’t be able to expand visa length right away. Further, numerous international students have noted trouble in paying expenses because of certain financial arrangements confining on the online mode.
On August 26 and 28, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union had also met the deputy registrar to talk about several issues such as the return of students to the University. Moreover, a protest was also organized at the office of the Dean of Students on August 24.