The Jawaharlal Nehru University administration alleged that some of the students forcedly switched off the power supply so as to make the “servers dysfunctional” and to obstruct the online registration process for the new semester exam.
The varsity administration has now decided to take strict action against the students.
Registrar Pramod Kumar said, “These agitating students always swear on democracy, civil rights and the right to protest, but their real action reflects a tendency to damage and disrupt.” He also said that strict disciplinary action will be taken regarding the matter that happened.
The JNU administration said students “have crossed all boundaries of decency and discipline and appear determined to cause as much damage to the academic interests of their fellow students as possible”.
“At around 1 pm on January 3, a group of students using masks on their faces forcibly entered the office of centre for information system, switched off the power supply, forcibly evicted all the technical staff and made the servers dysfunctional,” the varsity also said.
It is being around two-month standoff going between the students and the administration over the issue of hostel fee hike.
The JNUSU students who participated in the protest have called for a boycott of the registration process on the very first day on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 and asked the vice-chancellor “to have a proper deliberation and work in the spirit of resolution” of issues.
The semester registration process will be conducted from January 1 to January 5, 2020.