The administration of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has said in an official notice that the BR Ambedkar Library on campus has been forcibly occupied by a group of students. “A group of students got into a scuffle with security personnel, opened the glass door next to the BR Ambedkar Library, entered the main reading room of the building on June 8, and has occupied the space ever since.”
The JNU security office has registered a police complaint. These students have been asked to “vacate the library immediately” by registration in the official notice. The notice also said that the headmaster’s office has been entrusted with the responsibility of taking necessary disciplinary action against these students.
The case has been registered on the basis of a complaint lodged by the university, police said. Deputy Commissioner of Police (South West) Ingit Pratap Singh told PTI that the case was registered under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, Delhi Disaster Management Act and Prevention of Mandatory Order by Public Servant. Public property has been damaged. “No arrests have been made in the case so far,” police said, adding that a meeting was also held between the students and the university’s chief librarian.
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