Jamia students call off stir after VC’s assurance

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Students of Jamia Millia Islamia University on Wednesday evening called off their four-day long agitation against the “unauthorised presence” of some police personnel in plainclothes outside the boys hostel after a written assurance by the university authorities that no disciplinary action will be taken against any protesting student.

“Chief Proctor professor Mehtab Alam also assured the students that all preventive measures will be taken to ensure that such an incident will not occur in future and that safety and security of all students are the university’s utmost priority,” university’s media coordinator Professor Saima Saeed said.

In a letter to Vice Chancellor Talat Ahmad, the students announced the withdrawal of their agitation stating that they had realised that some of the issues were being “fabricated unnecessarily which have no meaning for us”.

“We the students of Jamia Boys Hostel would like to clarify that there was no raid of police personnel but it was only a security breach. This has created an atmosphere of fear amongst the residents of the hostel,” the students said in the letter.

“You have assured that appropriate steps would be taken to avoid such incidents in future. You have also assured us that legal action will be taken by the concerned authorities. We fully agree with your words and hope that you will seriously look into the matter,” the letter read.



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