'Hold polls as per JNUSU's constitution'

'Hold polls as per JNUSU's constitution'

'Hold polls as per JNUSU's constitution'

The Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union on Sunday resolved to carry forward its “struggle” for holding of the varsity’s students elections as per it’s constitution from this year.

The students union’s council at its meeting on the campus decided to carry forward its resolution for building pressure on the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) for issuing a notification declaring the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations “null and void” in case holding students elections in the JNU.

“The JNU has a unique election process in which the student community conducts the elections on its own. The JNU administration has no role to play in the conduct of the JNUSU elections,” it resolved.

The council decided to hold a university general body meeting on August 23 to discuss the issue with students of the varsity and prepare a strategy to ensure that this year’s students’ elections were held as per JNU students union’s (JNUSU) Constitution.

Criticising the current system of holding of the students elections, the JNUSU council members said this allows administration to play a role in the conduct of the elections.

“The JNU administration has no role to play in the conduct of the JNUSU elections. We condemn the attempts of the JNU administration to intervene in the election process and dictate terms to the student community. We resolve to protect the unique culture of JNUSU elections from any interference by the administration,” it added.

At a general body meeting of the university in October last years, resolution was passed for holding elections as per JNU Students Union’s (JNUSU) Constitution. It also resolved to build a united struggle to pressurise the HRD Ministry to issue a notification declaring the Lyngdoh Committee Recommendations (LCR) null and void.

“However, this was not possible because of the unprecedented attack on the JNUSU by the Modi government,” the JNUSU council noted in its resolution.

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