The court said students from other universities were interfering with the functioning of JNU.
The Delhi High Court today suggested that outsiders should be barred from entering the campus for things to improve in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The court said students from other universities were interfering with the functioning of JNU and they unnecessarily force their political agenda inside the campus.
“We have to shut down the campus for the students of other universities. If JNU campus is closed for outsiders, things will improve,” Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva observed.
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Outsiders hampering JNU’s functioning
“JNU, from last many decades, was known for its own culture inside the campus. It never allowed others to interfere into their functioning, but today the outsiders are more active in this campus,” the court noted.
Only the bona fide students of JNU should have the right to decide, how their university will function, it added. The court’s observation came during hearing of a plea by the JNU administration seeking direction to restrain its students from staging any demonstration within 100 metres of the administrative block.
The University is located, since 1976, on a campus that is spread over approximately 1000 acres of land on the Aravali range in New Delhi. Presently the university has over 7300 students and over 500 faculty members in addition to administrative staff who, along with students, live on campus