Jamia students stage protest; demand reopening of campus, resumption of physical classes – About Your Online Magazine


A group of Jamia Millia Islamia students held an off-campus protest here on Monday demanding the reopening of the university that has been closed since last year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The varsity administration, however, maintained that a decision in this regard will be taken by the Executive Council (EC) after consultation with all interested parties.

Students raised slogans demanding that the varsity should proceed with the phased reopening, such as the University of Delhi and the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

A larger group of students protested last week questioning the university’s decision to keep the campus closed when other educational institutions were reopening under the COVID-19 protocols.

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A senior Delhi Police officer said a group of about 20 students had gathered outside the JMI campus demanding the reopening of the varsity.
“They wanted the university administration to resume classes, the canteen and the library. They protested and left after a while. Nobody was arrested, ”he said.

According to the university spokesman, “the views of all interested parties, including students and parents, will be taken into account before a decision on whether to reopen the campus is taken by the EC, the highest decision-making body of the school”.

“A large number of students and parents have already written to the university administration, saying that online education should continue, as the environment is not yet conducive to offline classes, considering the COVID-19 cases and the discovery of mutant strains in South Africa. South and Brazil. coronavirus in the country, ”he said.

Paula Fonseca