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Work remains suspended as protest continues in JU

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Jammu, Apr 4 :The teaching and non-teaching work in the University of Jammu (JU) remained suspended today owing to violent protests by students in support of their demands, including revocation of last month’s suspension order against four students.

On March 22, the varsity authorities suspended four students and registered a police complaint against them for allegedly ransacking the Dean Students Welfare (DSW) office during a protest in support of their demands such as WiFi facility inside hostels and round-the-clock library facility for women students.

The decision to suspend work was taken last night at a meeting chaired by Dean Research Studies after representatives of various associations expressed resentment over the forcible blocking of all the entrances by “misguided students, including some outsiders, and the violent approach adopted by them”,   an official university said.

“However, the university examinations were being conducted as notified in the schedule,” the official said.

The protesting students yesterday allegedly locked the gates of the varsity and blocked the entrance of faculty members, students and visitors, while demanding revocation of the suspension order of the four students and removal of DSW Prof Satnam Kour.

The DSW allegedly, on March 22, roughed up a student after they refused to open the gates of the university during their protest.

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