Jamia students stage protest; demand reopening of campus, resumption of physical classes

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A bunch of Jamia Millia Islamia students staged a protest outdoors the campus right here on Monday demanding the reopening of the college which has been closed since final yr in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The varsity administration, nonetheless, maintained {that a} determination on this regard might be taken by the Executive Council (EC) after consultations with all stakeholders.

The students raised slogans demanding that the varsity ought to proceed with phase-wise reopening just like the Delhi University and the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

A bigger group of students had staged a protest final week questioning the college’s determination to maintain the campus shut when different instructional establishments had been reopening with COVID-19 protocols.

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A senior Delhi Police official stated a gaggle of round 20 students gathered outdoors the JMI campus demanding reopening of the varsity.
“They wanted the university administration to resume classes, canteen, and library. They staged a protest and left after a while. Nobody was detained,” he stated.

According to the college spokesperson, “Views of all stakeholders, including students and parents, will be taken into consideration before a decision on reopening the campus is taken by the EC, the highest decision making body of the varsity”.

“A large number of students and parents already wrote to the university administration, saying online teaching should continue as the environment is still not conducive for offline classes considering the COVID-19 cases and discovery of the South African and Brazilian mutant strains of coronavirus in the country” he stated.

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