Delhi HC to hear plea against changes made in JNU admission policy

New Delhi [India], Mar. 6 : The Delhi High Court will today hear a petition challenging amendments made in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) admission policy.

The Delhi Police, earlier this week, said that a peaceful protest was being carried out by the students in the JNU against the changes made in the admission policy .

The university authorities, however, alleged that the protesters were blocking the administrative block in the campus.

When the matter came up for hearing before the Delhi High Court on March 1, the police submitted a report stating that the students were holding a protest 50 m away from the administrative block.

"The vice chancellor, teachers and staff of the JNU are using the administrative block without any hindrance.

Everything is smooth there and even there is over 300 officials from the JNU security," the Delhi Police counsel told the High Court.

The students are protesting the recent amendments made in the JNU admission policy, which they claim will lead to a massive cut in MPhil and PhD seats.

The students have been sitting since February 9 at the administrative block. The counsel also objected to the listing of the matter before the court and said that it was not empowered to hear criminal matters.

Taking note of this, the judge referred the matter to the bench of Chief Justice to decide whether the issue raised in the plea comes under the purview of education or crime.

Source: ANI