NSUI protests for aggrieved Cluster University students

Detained NSUI activists being taken to DPL Jammu on Monday. -Excelsior/Rakesh
Detained NSUI activists being taken to DPL Jammu on Monday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 20: Extending active support to the aggrieved students of Cluster University Jammu, who are agitating against alleged faulty evaluation of intermediate semesters, activists of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) today held a strong protest demonstration.
Led by NSUI Incharge Ankush Bhatnagar and State President Sunny Parihar, the protesters assembled outside the Press Club Jammu and raised slogans against the Cluster University authorities. Click here to watch video
As the protesting NSUI activists attempted to take out a protest rally and march towards the Governor House, Police did not allow them to proceed further and briefly detained some NSUI leaders.
NSUI alleged that the Cluster University Jammu was playing with the academic future of students enrolled in the university. They claimed that the Cluster University had notified examination guidelines for UG intermediate semesters according to which there was relaxation of 20 percent syllabus and 50 percent attempt of theory part. “The university had assured the students that the marks they obtain in the theory papers shall be doubled as one time exemption but the same was not done in case of several students, who have been declared re-appear,” explained Ankush Bhatnagar.
Sunny Parihar accused the Cluster University administration of harassing the students enrolled in its respective colleges. “Cluster University of Jammu did not evaluate the papers properly nor doubled the marks,” he said and urged Lt Governor Manoj Sinha to issue necessary instructions to Cluster University Jammu for either modifying the result or notify date for the re-examination.
Later, Ankush Bhatnagar, Sunny Parihar, Vishu Charak and Sourav Verma were detained by Police and shifted to District Police Lines at Bikram Chowk.