Unwanted elements booted out
OT, August 10, 2011 IST
Okhla Times Campus Reporter/JMI
Authorities in Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) have cracked down on unwanted elements roaming on the campus and hostels. In a late night raid to the Hall of Boys Residence on August 8, the authorities laid their hands on nine youngsters who were accused of illegally occupying various hostels. According to University officials, the visit was conducted by a team which included the Proctor, the Provost of Hall of Boys’ Residence, Deputy Provosts and Hostel Wardens. Out of the nine caught illegally occupying the Jamia hostels, two were complete outsiders whose cases have been reported to the police by the University, claimed the media coordinator.
Also, the University has also initiated necessary disciplinary proceedings against seven others who had gained unauthorized entry into Jamia hostels. The students in the hostels have also been informed by the university authorities not to aid any such element which seeks to gain illegal entry into the university hostels.
The presence of unwanted elements has been an old story. With JMI campus sharing boundaries with resident areas many wayward youth stray into the campus. At times they have been found indulging in students’ politics and harassment of girl students. Of late a lot has changed after the University erected boundaries with security guards placed at entrances.
A few alumni have welcomed the move. But some fear that the University is doing all this to silence students, who not happy with the increase in hostel fee and mess charges, took out a rally recently.
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