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‘Right to union long live’: Rare slogans spotted on Jamia campus since 2006

Pro-students’ union slogans were found on Wednesday on Jamia Millia Islamia campus for the first time in 11 years since students’ union elections were banned in 2006.
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Since then students have been peacefully holding protests to convince Vice Chancellors that how important is election but will little impact.

The perception on the campus is that things appear to be changing since Professor Talat Ahmad allegedly known to be not so strong administrator took over as university vice chancellor in 2014 with students mounting pressure for holding of elections.

In 2016, IE carried a report headlined: “HRD seeks probe against Jamia Vice-Chancellor.” A google search throws several reports.

All told, the administration new move to convince students for student council has backfired as for the first time right to union long live slogan has surfaced on the wall of the campus building, leaving many stumped.

It has been reported that a meeting of alleged class representatives and top university officials, including DSW and proctor office staff was held at university’s engineering auditorium that didn’t go down well as expected.

Officials’ version could not be ascertained about what really happened in the meeting but a student on the condition of anonymity said students walked out of the meeting and once outside even slogans were raised in favour of students’ unity.

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