Jamia Millia Islamia: Jamia Millia Islamia has banned the entry of three of its former students, including Safoora Zargar, accused of the 2020 Delhi riots, from the campus. The university has banned the campus entry of these students for protesting in the university on an irrelevant and objectionable issue.
What does the order say?
Orders against two ex-students have similar language, in the order regarding Zargar ‘against irrelevant and objectionable issues to disturb the peaceful academic environment’ mentions his participation in organizing agitations, demonstrations and marches. The order said that she is provoking innocent students of the university and along with some other students is trying to use the platform of the university for her malicious political agenda.
Why Safoora’s admission was cancelled?
Safoora Zargar along with several other students was protesting against the cancellation of her admission. The order said that Safoora Zargar is a student of M. Phil, Department of Sociology, Department of Social Sciences. He is one of the accused of conspiring with others to instigate and start the riots in North-East Delhi on 23 February 2020. A case was registered against him by the Delhi Police under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), 1967.
The order said that despite giving several opportunities, her name was dropped from M.Phil due to non-submission of M.Phil dissertation within the given period and she is not a student of Jamia Millia Islamia. The notice issued against the two alumni states that they were at the forefront of several unauthorized student gatherings on the campus, including holding a meeting at the University’s Central Canteen on August 30. The university said they were found involved in organizing agitations, demonstrations and marches on the campus despite not being Jamia students.