The students from Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) have orchestrated a protest right outside the campus in Delhi. They demanded to reopen the JMI campus and the resumption of physical classes, as the university is still shut due to the COVID 19 situation.
JMI has been closed since 2 March 2020 because of the outburst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the protests of students, the administration retained that a decision in this regard will be taken by the Executive Council (EC) after consultations with all stakeholders.
A larger chunk of students from the university had staged a protest last week challenging the university’s determination to keep the campus shut for students when other educational institutions were reopening with Covid-19 procedures.
NO DECISION TO REOPEN JMI
While talking about the incidents of yesterday, a senior Delhi Police official said a group of around 20 students gathered outside the JMI campus stressing the reopening of the varsity and the resumption of the offline classes for pupils.
They sought the university administration to resume classes, canteen, and library. They staged a protest and left after a while. Nobody was detained, the official said, as per PTI reports.
According to the university spokesperson, all the stakeholders, incorporating students and parents, will be taken into consideration before a conclusion on reopening the campus is taken by the EC, the highest decision-making body of the varsity.
Moreover, he said that many students and parents already wrote to the university administration, explaining online teaching should begin again as the environment is still not good enough for offline classes deeming the Covid-19 cases and discovery of the South African and Brazilian mutant strains of coronavirus in the country.
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