Jamia withdraws show-cause notices against girl students

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The Jamia Millia Islamia administration today withdrew show-cause notices served to students staying at the Begum Hazrat Mahal Girls’ Hostel to explain their “long absence from the hostel”.

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Notices were served to at least 60 inmates of the hostel on October 9.

They were asked to explain their “long absence” from the hostel as they had taken leave for more than 50 days and

were warned of disciplinary action for “any complaint of misconduct, rude behaviour and frequent absence from the hostel”.

“The students were advised to be more interactive and show willingness to participate in hostel activities,” a senior university official said.

“The administration has decided to withdraw all the notices issued so far to the residents of the girls’ hostel,” university media coordinator Saima Saeed said.

A section of students, who were served notices, alleged they were being targeted for protesting against the visit of HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar at Jamia.

Jamia campus has seen quite a lot of protests by students in the recent past. Not so long ago, scores of Jamia Millia Islamia students staged a protest alleging that “surprise checks” were made by Delhi Police in their hostels.

While the students dubbed them as “raids”, police officials maintained that they were part of routine checks being conducted in that area ahead of Independence Day.

The protesters shouting slogans against the alleged raids by intelligence agencies inside the hostel premises, in the wake of Independence Day celebration, slammed Delhi police, university administration and also the English news channel Times Now, asking its correspondent and cameraman to leave.

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