In yet another despicable act, the students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), who have been agitating against a draft hostel manual which allegedly has provisions for the fee hike, electricity charges, dress code etc, have been keeping a faculty member in illegal captivity since the morning today.
In a video which has been doing the rounds on social media, Dr Vandana Mishra, Associate Dean of Students, is seen sitting helplessly in a packed classroom where protesting students are seen sloganeering and hooting in deafening volume. Few students can be seen playing the Tambourine while others raise slogans in a rhythmical manner.
It is being believed that the Dean is still kept confined in her classroom in SIS building, even though her physical condition plausibly seems to be deteriorating.
Dr. Vandana Mishra, Associate Dean of Students being kept in illegal captivity by some JNU students since morning. She is still confined in her class room in SIS building. Her health is deteriorating. All Deans and Chairpersons have appealed to students to end strike. pic.twitter.com/kv2qbxP9IW
— Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar (@mamidala90) November 8, 2019
All Deans and Chairpersons have appealed to the students to end the strike, as it has begun to affect the academic career of thousands of students in JNU.
This is, however, not the first time when the JNU students have showcased such shameful conduct. In another similar incident, the students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) had potentially endangered the life of a professor when they blocked the way of an ambulance in which the Dean was being taken for a health checkup. The students had then too displayed ‘complete heartlessness and insensitivity’ towards the professor who fell sick with high blood pressure.
This incident occurred on October 28, 2019, while the students were engaged in a similar protest against the same issues such as a hike in hostel fees and electricity charges. As per our sources, the ‘protests’ were backed by the Leftist student organization.
Unfortunately, such hooliganism has become the hallmark of college campuses dominated by the Left. Recently, Union Minister Babul Supriyo was manhandled by protesting Leftist students at Jadavpur University for merely entering the campus and attending an event. He was blocked from leaving afterwards and the Governor of West Bengal himself had to travel to the campus to rescue Supriyo.