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Is Jamia watching you online? Students invite trouble for posting ‘anti-varsity info’

It is not only in the varsity where students’ activities are being allegedly watched by the innumerable CCTV cameras installed by Jamia Millia Islamia administration on the campus but it appears you are being watched online as well.

If one goes by the show-cause notices given to the some students on September 6 then there is mention of Facebook posts.

“You have maligned the image of the university by circulating false derogatory information through you Facebook post. Your Facebook post has the disturbing potential to incite the students against the Jamia authorities and disturbed the peace and tranquility of the campus,” read the show-cause notice issued by the authority carrying signature of Chief Proctor of Jamia Prof Haroon Sajjad.

Jamia has issued show-cause notice to four students, including a PhD scholar and three others mentioned in earlier report.

The notice has asked the students to explain their stands in writing latest by September 13 and in case they fail to submit the “explanation within the stipulated time, it shall be presumed that you have nothing to say in your defence and disciplinary action shall be initiated against you as per Jamia Rules and Regulations”.

“Whereas your above mentioned willful and unlawful acts amount to gross indiscipline and serious misconduct in terms of violation of Rules and Regulation as contained in the various statues, ordinances of Jamia Millia Islamia.”

The notice is related to Musical Evening event held on the campus on August 24 at 4.15 m in the lawns of New Teaching Block adjacent to Central canteen which the university officials had termed it unauthorised.

Some students had accused the authorities of using excessive force, leading to protest and gheroa of VC office later on. To buttress their stands, some students had shared videos of the events and many even expressed their views on the social media.

Moreover, many student leaders have their Facebook account too where they freely share their views.

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