In a resounding slap to the JNU communists, 82% out of the 8,500 odd students at JNU, have cleared their hostel dues for winter semester registration according to the varsity’s vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar. The leftists’ freeloaders had created havoc when a fee hike was proposed in JNU. This shows that most of the students do not subscribe to the leftist goons’ ideology and their ways of protest through vandalism and hooliganism. They just want to get on with their lives and their studies.
The JNUSU had given a call to boycott registration over the issue of hostel fee hike. The registration for the winter semester had ended on January 17 and it is expected that the remaining students will also complete their registration process since the registration is still open with a late fee.
The JNU has recently been in the news for the widespread hooliganism and vandalism over the Left’s ‘protests’ against the Citizenship Amendment Act. While the leftist cabal and some eminent journalists claimed that a group of masked goons belonging to the BJP are spreading violence in the JNU campus, an official press note from the JNU administration has set the record straight. According to this note, “Around 4.30 PM, a group of students who are against the registration process moved aggressively from the front of the admin block and reached the hostels.”
The note adds that students who came for the registration were beaten up by a group of students opposed to registration. Post the fee-hike protests, this registration boycott had been initiated by the left ruled JNUSU and had been going on for over a week. On January 3, a group of students in masks forcibly entered the office of the Center for Information System, switched off the power supply, forcibly evicted all technical staff & made servers dysfunctional with the intent to not allow online registrations to take place. Towards the initial due date of the registration process, many students had flocked in despite facing hostilities by left goons allegedly from SFI, AISA led by JNUSU itself.
The administration’s version also seems reliable and consistent because the left-wingers at the university had resorted to disruptive activities on January 3 and January 4 when those opposed to registration had stopped the wifi service in the JNU campus and to put offline the JNU website so that no registrations for the next semester take place. The administration’s version is thus well corroborated. Violence at the University was a result of the leftist diktat against registration. But when hundreds of students defied that diktat, the anti-registration lobby resorted to violence.
Once the violence spiralled into chaos and clashes between students, and the police got involved, the administration seems to have gained back control and the left goons seem to be on the back foot.
A whopping 82% of the students going ahead with registrations is a strong message to the leftists that they cannot hold the entire campus to ransom, and the average JNU students are trying hard to free themselves from the shackles of this maddening protest culture.