Delhi: JNU library vandalised and forcefully occupied by ‘unruly’ college students for two days, FIR filed | Information | The Chhattisgarh

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June 16, 2021

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Delhi: JNU library vandalised and forcefully occupied by 'unruly' students for 2 days, FIR filed

Delhi: JNU library vandalised and forcefully occupied by ‘unruly’ college students for two days, FIR filed | Information

New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru College administration on Thursday (June 10) alleged {that a} group of scholars broke into the central library and clashed with the employees there following which an FIR has been registered with the police. The varsity alleged that the scholars have been occupying the library for the final two days. The police stated based mostly on the criticism by the varsity, a case has been registered.
In keeping with the police, the incident passed off on June 8 and based mostly on a criticism from the varsity’s chief safety officer, a case was registered on Wednesday.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Ingit Pratap Singh stated “Primarily based on the criticism, a case was registered underneath part 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code, Delhi Catastrophe Administration Act and prevention of injury to public property.”
No arrests have been made within the case thus far, police stated, including {that a} assembly between the scholars and chief librarian of the varsity was additionally held on this regard.
In an announcement, the varsity stated, “This (incident) has brought on well being danger for the library employees and even different college students residing within the hostels, since these unruly college students return to hostel for lunch/dinner or different functions.”

The varsity stated “a gaggle of scholars scuffled with the safety employees, broke open the facet glass door of the B R Ambedkar Library, entered the primary studying room of the constructing on June 8 and have occupied the house since then”. It added that the scholars didn’t vacate the library constructing even throughout the night time.
“When no quantity of persuasion by the librarian and the safety personnel satisfied these college students in opposition to violating the legislation and COVID-19 tips, the JNU Safety Workplace lodged a police criticism in view of the seriousness of the problem. It has been discovered that these college students don’t even use masks or comply with different COVID-19 associated tips,” the varsity assertion stated.
The curfew imposed by the Delhi Authorities remains to be in place and no new tips have but been introduced relating to resuming regular tutorial actions, it stated. “The chief proctor workplace in the interim has been tasked with taking obligatory disciplinary motion in opposition to these college students as per the college guidelines,” it stated.
The scholars occupying the house are usually not allowing the library employees to sanitise the library for making it safer for college students who will use the library after restoration of normalcy, it stated.
“All these college students are hereby instructed to vacate the library instantly,” it stated.
A varsity pupil, requesting anonymity, stated, “The library has not opened for a very long time which has left PhD college students pissed off. College students have their submissions due and haven’t been capable of entry the library. The scholars entered the library however there was no violence.” 
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