Under the charges of 'misconduct and indiscipline' an enquiry was opened against the all four JNUSU office-bearers and they were barred from all the meetings of the committees and statutory bodies of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
According to Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) President, Mohit Pandey, a letter informing him about his suspension was sent on the Wednesday evening. Similar letters were also sent to other office-bearers in which they all were accused of disrupting the 143rd Academic Council (AC) meeting on June 16 and forbid them from attending any future meetings until the inquiry in the matter gets over.
"The Proctor's office has received a report from the Registrar regarding misconduct and indiscipline... The report and eyewitnesses have accused Pandey of using unparliamentary language, unruly behavior, unauthorized video recording of Council proceedings," it read.
"A Proctorial inquiry committee has been constituted by the Chief Proctor to investigate into this serious issue," it said.
Members who were served notice
- JNUSU President, Mohit Pandey
- General Secretary Satarupa Chakraborty
- Joint Secretary Tabrez Hasan
The varsity decision of barring the office-bearers is condemned by the JNUSU as they are calling the inquiry 'sheer targeting of the student representatives' and an attempt of the varsity to silence the critical voices against them.
JNUSU comprises of four office bearers and around 30 councillors, only office bearers are entitled to attend the meetings of the statutory body of the university.