Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has issued a show-cause notice to a PhD student for allegedly giving ‘misleading’ account of some issues to a media organisation.
Imran, a research scholar, has spoken to a media organisation about alleged lack of chairs in the library in the month of June. He had also spoken about the issue of waterlogging near hostel campus due to which students were facing problems in commuting.
Imran claims that he had first raised the issue of the library with the University authorities in June but nothing was done by the University administration. “I only raised these issues because it is affecting students. I had even written a letter on the library issue to the administration but no step was taken,” he said.
The notice sent by chief proctor Mehtab Alam said, “It has been reported that you have given a statement… that there was a shortage of chairs in Jamia library room. Again… you have put allegations on Jamia administration that Jamia hostel campus is flooded with water and administration is coolly sleeping”.
The notice said that, “such irresponsible behaviour of yours of giving misleading accounts amounts to unbecoming a PhD student of Jamia Millia Islamia”.
“Take note that your above said unlawful acts are in gross violation of the Jamia’s rules and regulations, and are being viewed seriously by the Jamia authorities,” the notice said.
The chief proctor has asked Imran to explain his irresponsible statements and misconduct with reference to the charges by July 29.
“There is no problem if a student speaks to the media. But students should first raise issues with the university administration and give us time to solve the issue. Students should focus on studies,” he said.
Imran said he along with other students will sit on a hungerstrike on Wednesday against the move of the university.