Jawaharlal University Students’ Union Vice President Shehla Rashid has appealed for ‘voluntary boycott’ of classes against the suspension of eight students by university administration on Monday.
She said, “NUSU appeals for a voluntary boycott of classes tomorrow. We appeal to people to assemble at Ad Block from 9 am onwards. As tomorrow is an Emergency EC meeting called by the administration, we need to have a show of strength, as the EC members walk in.
“This is our chance to embarrass the administration and build pressure to revoke the suspension of the eight student activists.”
This came after Sunday’s ‘Save JNU Open House’ meeting by students on the campus to seek suggestions on the ‘future course of actions on the movement.’
The students had also invited a renowned legal expert and activist, Lawrence Liang to talk about sedition.
Delhi police had arrested the JNSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar on charges of sedition even though there hasn’t been any evidence available on his association with those, who allegedly chanted anti-India slogans.
Delhi police’s decision to charge sedition against JNU’s left-leaning students despite there being no conclusive evidence has widely been condemned.
The cops’ role in ‘allowing’ the attacks on journalists and Kanhaiya in Patiala House Court premises by goons posing as journalists too had evoked global outrage.
Near 500 scholars from universities around the world including Yale, Cambridge and Harvard had extended their support of solidarity for Kanhaiya and other protesting students of JNU.