Delhi high court states, “JNUSU should be part of democratic decision making until next hearing”

22 Mar, 2019
Delhi high court states, “JNUSU should be part of democratic decision making until next hearing”

NEW DELHI- while putting an end on the decision passed by the executive council, Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union should be a part of democratic decision making until next hearing except for participating in statutory meetings.

The matter is adjourned till July 17 by the high court bench of a single judge, lead by Justice Yogesh Khanna.

While referring to the GRC (Grievance Redressal Cell) matter Justice Khanna said, “Without referring the issue of expenses to the Grievance Redressal Committee, the council on its own could not restrain the JNUSU to attend various committee meetings meant for the welfare of the students”.

The student’s union of JNU was barred from performing their duties as they challenged the university’s decision to not notify the elected office bearers.

The students stated in their petition that they are democratically elected office-bearers of the JNUSU for the academic year 2018-19. They added that they were restrained from carrying out their responsibilities towards the students.

The petition Further included that the 278th executive council of JNU that was held on 15 February 2019 in an unlawful exercise of power decided that JNUSU has not been notified for violating Lyngdoh committee recommendations approved by the supreme court of India.

The accused further claimed, “The Dean of the students being a mere conduit to publicize the results of the elections has no authority/ Power to recognize/ de-recognize or nullify the same. The Dean of the students has illegally abrogated to himself all the powers of the grievances redressal cell and sought to nullify the elections”.'
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