JNU students demand reservation for profs, Kanhaiya detained

delhi Updated: Jun 10, 2016 08:39 IST

NEW DELHI: JNU students union, led by its president Kanhaiya Kumar, protested outside HRD ministry demanding that OBC candidates be granted reservation for appointment of associate professor and professor.

Thirty-six students were detained for a few hours after which they were released.

The students on Wednesday also protested against University Grants Commission (UGC) and submitted a memorandum demanding that OBC reservation be implemented, for professors and associate professors, in promotions and the number of national fellowships for OBCs be raised.

According to police officials, 36 students were detained as a preventive measure to maintain law and order.

In a recent letter to Registrar of Universities, the UGC said that there had been no change in the reservation policy in faculty positions in central universities.

In the letter, the UGC had said that in teaching positions reservation for SCs in 15%, STs 7.5% is applicable for the posts of assistant professor, associate professor and professor.

The letter added in case of OBCs, 27% reservation is applicable only for the post of assistant professor only.

However, after being released from Parliament Street police station, the students staged an agitation outside UP Bhawan demanding justice in the Dadri lynching case.

As many as 25 students, including Kanhaiya, were detained from the spot and taken to the same police station.

First Published: Jun 10, 2016 08:39 IST