16 October 2019
New Delhi: Tensions between the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration and Jawaharlal Nehru University Student's Union (JNUSU) on Tuesday took another turn as the JNUSU received an eviction notice for its office on the premises.
The eviction notice sent from the office of the Dean of Students Umesh Ashok Kadam, "To prevent misuse of property, it is decided by the competent authority of the University that the said room shall be locked immediately and the same may be handed over to the JNUSU after notification of the same," the letter sent to the union on Tuesday read.
Calling the decision an onslaught on "students' movement", members of the union have organised a demonstration on Wednesday and plan to publicly burn the eviction notice in protest against the action taken by the university.
In a statement, JNUSU said the notice from the administration is a "bundle of lies".
"It says that the previous union and the current union are 'not notified' and refuses to recognise them, but the Delhi High Court has already given its sanction to the union," it said.