An FIR was filed on Tuesday against JNUSU president Geeta Kumari and 16 other students for allegedly manhandling JNU Dean of Students (DoS) Umesh Ashok Kadam.
Other than JNUSU president, Kadam has filed an FIR against vice president Simone Zoya Khan for allegedly creating ruckus inside the office of Dean of Student on 12 March as students reportedly had barged into his office.
If the media reports are to be believed, Professor Kadam has alleged in the FIR that the students, who were protesting, were provoked by JNUSU leaders.
“They were protesting against the circular of IHA and demanding that the circular should be scrapped. They demanded that Geeta Kumar and Simone Zoya Khan should be included in the committee,” he reportedly said in the FIR.
Professor Kadam was not allowed to step outside his office and the students reportedly held him hostage on 12 March. Later, he came out with the help of security guards.
The JNU administration in a statement has stated that DoS had invited the students’ representatives for a thorough discussion of their demand and when the discussion was on, around 15 students barged into his chamber and became violent.
“JNUSU had called for a protest at the DoS on March 12, 2018. The DoS invited the students’ representatives for a thorough discussion of their demand. While the discussion went on till 2:30 pm, around 15 students barged into his chamber and became violent. They shouted slogans, latched the door and blocked it with sofa. When the dean tried to go out for lunch, they pushed, used abusive language and manhandled him,” the statement released by the JNU Registrar, Pramod Kumar, read.