Jawaharlal Nehru University will be renaming it central library after the name of Dr. B R Ambedkar. But, JNU students are not happy with the decision of the university and said that they will boycott the event in order to raise the various issues faced by the students of the University. Prakash Javadekar is expected to address the function of the university through video-conferencing.
Students to boycott the event
JNUSU President Mohit Pandey said, "We will boycott the video-conference of the minister as several of our questions need to be answered. We are shocked with this one-way communication in which he just wants to address students and not listen to our issues."
The Congress affiliated National Students Union of India (NSUI) is also planning to boycott the event as they aim to raise the issue where research students are not being given their stipend from the past four months. JNU teachers association will also raise their voice and protest on the day of the event demanding a solution for seat cuts.
Javadekar cancelled the plan
Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar was invited to attend the function as a chief guest but he cancelled the program because of the other commitments. Instead, now, the event will be inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor of the University M Jagadesh Kumar.