Delhi: In a recent update, Delhi Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) chief MK Meena, who had been with the Arvind Kejriwal government, got transferred along with 14 other senior Delhi Police officials on Tuesday night.
According to the reports, the JNU alumnus who had suffered the violence that took place at the Patiala House Court has filed a petition saying that police were a “mute spectator to this brazen display of brute force.” Not just the students and faculty, but also the media representatives were beaten and treated badly before the hearing session on JNU students.
The reports has also revealed that after the massive protest against the attack on the journalists and the students, a written complaint was lodged against the police cops, saying that they did not take a step to stop the attacks while the reporters were being kicked and beaten with sandals. They also appealed to the Supreme Court asking justice for what all happened and asked the SC to take action against the culprits.
However, the government has clearly stated that the University has to come forward to stop such nuances and has assured that these reports will definitely be investigated.
Following an all party meeting held ahead of the budget session of the Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the government would address all the issues and concerns raised by the opposition parties during the upcoming Parliament session.
The opposition parties have asked for a debate in the house regarding the recent JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) controversy, where Kanhaiya Kumar, the JNU Student Union President was arrested on charges of sedition. The government has agreed to have a debate on this matter during the budget session starting from February 23.
This is the first ever all party meeting convened by Mr Modi and he said that he is hopeful of this congenial mood translating into action in Parliament.
Further, Union Parliamentary Affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu said that there was general consensus within the parties to run the Parliament smoothly.
Also, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad blamed the BJP leaders for defaming its top leadership with the BJP’s anti-national jibe and added that the government should restrain them.
Source: The Hindu: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/govt-open-to-debate-jnu-row-in-parliament/article8244561.ece
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Caste bias seems to be the norm for universities across the country, the latest entrant in the sphere being the coveted Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi. Only days after a Phd scholar threatened to commit suicide for having been denied a one-year extension for his senior fellowship programme, yet another Dalit student alleged the University of caste bias.
Madan Meher had written to the Vice Chancellor (VC) on January 22 about the discrimination he faced at the university’s Centre for International Politics, Organisation and Disarmament under the School of International Studies. Hailing from western Odisha, Meher has been a student of JNU from 2008. He has been facing harassment from the centre since 2011, he alleged.
The centre had delayed his process of field work, for which he had to go to Brussels and ultimately could not go. Furthermore, the centre has also de-registered him, because of which he is not receiving the funds he is entitled to as part of his fellowship programme. “Even when the VC is fine with me getting the grants, the centre is creating hurdles,” said Meher.
JNU clarified that there have been issues with a particular centre and a meeting will be held on February 8 to sort out the issue.