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Attendance row: Students of 2 JNU departments boycott classes

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Jan 23: Students of two departments of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday boycotted classes against the compulsory attendance order of the administration. Students from the School of Intertiol Studies and School of Languages did not turn up for their classes after the JNU Students Union gave a call for boycotting lectures.

“Students boycotted their classes and attendance to give a firm message to teachers who are coercing students to give attendance and the JNU Vice-Chancellor, who is trying to impose an illegal policy measure which was never part of or was discussed in the Academic Council meeting,” the union said in a statement. The union has called for boycott of classes in the other departments on Wednesday, which include School of Social Sciences, Arts and Aesthetics and those of the science department. “Students complied on their own with the strike. Barring one or two no one attended classes. The boycott was observed throughout,” Yashaswani Sehrawat, an intertiol studies scholar at the varsity, told IANS. (IANS)

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