Kadam alleged that the students barged into his office after they were provoked by JNUSU (Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union) leaders.
New Delhi: JNU dean of students (DoS) Umesh Ashok Kadam on Tuesday filed an FIR against 17 students in connection with the March 12 incident, where students barged into the latter’s office, allegedly manhandled and abused him.
An FIR has been lodged against JNUSU president Geeta Kumari, its vice president Simone Zoya Khan, and others for creating ruckus inside the office of the DoS.
Mr Kadam alleged that the students barged into his office after they were provoked by JNUSU (Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union) leaders.
The university students were allegedly protesting outside the dean’s office, demanding the rollback of hike in hostel and mess fee.
“They were protesting against a circular by the inter-hall administration (IHA) and demanded that the entire circular should be scrapped. They also demanded that Geeta Kumari and Simone Zoya Khan should be included in the committee. The students didn’t let me go outside my office and held me hostage. I was later brought out of the office with the help of security guards,” Mr Kadam said in the FIR.
In a statement released by the registrar of the university, Pramod Kumar, the administration said: “JNUSU had called for a protest at the DoS on March 12, 2018. The DoS invited the students’ representatives for a thorough discussion of their demand. While the discussion went on till 2.30 pm, around 15 students barged into his chamber and got violent. They shouted slogans, latched the door and barricaded it with a sofa set. When the dean tried to go out for lunch, they pushed; used abusive language; and manhandled im.”