Debate on Facebook about students' union election in Jamia
OT, April 27, 2012 11:40 IST
Okhla Times Campus Reporter/JMI
Since April 18 when the Delhi High Court asked Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) authorities to form a committee of academicians to look into the issue of holding students’ union election on the campus, a debate has raged on the virtual world about whether student democracy is going to do any good to the central university.
The court’s verdict had come following a petition filed by a final year BA student Hamidur Rehman seeking students’ union election that was scrapped in 2006.
With most of the students busy with their exams preparation, some JMI alumni tried to gauge alumni and students by putting a question on Facebook: Do you really think a Students’ Union will make Jamia a better place for students?
Another FB user Faisal Khan writes: “Definitely yes. It is always is, that’s also what a student union is for. Just that right guys should be participating in it.”
Right guys and bad guys
Choudhury MI writes: “U see I always fell that under certain restrictions a University should allow its full-grown-mature students to elect-select their own "right" or "wrong" guy...”
Interestingly of all the 32 comments, Tanzil Asif has a candid view on restoration of democracy on the campus. He writes: “Yes, there must be Students’ Union. If we accept India as a democratic country, we must accept this very truth that foundation of leadership must be laid down from the very small level. There can’t be a better place for this than a university like JMI.”
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