New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) JNU Vice Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar on Monday assured the varsity teachers association that the administration would not allow police inside the campus area.
“The VC has said that he will respond to the points put forward in the meeting tomorrow (on Tuesday). He also assured that police will not enter the campus,” said JNU Teachers Association (JNUTA) general secretary Bikramaditya Choudhary, after a meeting in which teachers put forward five demands including not allowing police inside the campus.
The others were removal of registrar, reconstitution of the committee to investigate the matter, dropping all charges of sedition and criminal conspiracy against students and release of JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar on unconditional bail.
The developments came after five students accused of sedition surfaced in the campus last night. After their appearance, there was strong speculation that police may come to arrest them.
The five – Umar Khalid, Anant Prakash Narayan, Ashutosh Kumar, Rama Naga and Anirban Bhattacharya – returned to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus on Sunday night.
They had disappeared from the JNU campus after the February 9 event that was held to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front co-founder Maqbool Bhat.
JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges following the February 9 event.