Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has decided to reopen its central library after its students allegedly tried to break into it. An FIR was registered against 30-40 JNU students who broke into the B R Ambedkar library and also manhandled the security guards. Thus, this incident took place on Tuesday, 8th June 2021. However, some students have continued to occupy the library premises. Hence, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has decided to take appropriate steps soon.
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) plans the reopening:
The varsity held several meetings and decided to reopen the library keeping in line with government orders. Thus, to comply with the academic interests of the student’s community this decision was necessary. However, the students who have unrightfully occupied the library are ordered to vacate immediately.
Also, all the appropriate steps will be taken and the reopening will comply with the government’s unlocking measures. B R Ambedkar library’s staff Manorama Tripathi stated this on Friday. She added that the library had already been serving the community through its remote access services. However, the facility of book issue and return will also start soon. Thus, all reading rooms need to be sanitized well and the seating arrangement should be changed.
However, the unjust takeover of the reading rooms by students will only delay the reopening process. Thus, immediate vacation is mandatory.
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students react to the FIR:
The students say that the remote access is not functional for months. Also, the JNUSU alleges that the administration didn’t provide any requisite support. Thus, they ask to withdraw the FIR and asks the administration to focus on real issues. Such issues include student problems like lack of any study place.