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At JNU convocation, student refuses to shake hands with VC

PTI
Published : Aug 9, 2018, 1:06 pm IST
Updated : Aug 9, 2018, 1:06 pm IST

JNU student Anoop Patel did a comparative study on India's Reservation Policy and South Africa's Affirmative Action for his doctorate.

After 46 years, JNU hosted its second convocation on Wednesday. (Photo: File)
 After 46 years, JNU hosted its second convocation on Wednesday. (Photo: File)

New Delhi: A JNU student refused to shake with Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar at the convocation ceremony on Wednesday, in protest against, what he termed as, his "role in negating the idea of the varsity being an inclusive campus".

Anoop Patel, who did a comparative study on India's Reservation Policy and South Africa's Affirmative Action for his doctorate, attended the convocation ceremony but when Kumar acknowledged him and wanted to shake hands, he did not reciprocate.

"The way the image of JNU has gone down, the VC has a huge role to play in it. The decisions, policies which are enacted by the Vice-Chancellor are against the inclusive, democratic, progressive and secular credentials of our JNU," he later claimed.

Patel also claimed that when he refused to shake hands with the VC, JNU Chancellor VK Saraswat, who was the chief guest at the convocation, said "I hope you will shake hands with me."

"I told Saraswat sir, 'I will definitely shake hands with you," he said.

After 46 years, JNU hosted its second convocation on Wednesday.

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