First time in the history; JNU dean beaten ,abused, manhandled by JNU students caught on camera

The administration of Jawaharlal Nehru University alleged that student union members attacked the dean of students while protesting near his office on Monday.

According to the administration, the students went inside the office of the dean of students, Umesh Kadam, latched the door and physically manhandled him.

Speaking to TOI, Kadam said he had invited all hostel presidents and four JNUSU members for a meeting to discuss the hike in fee and fines. “We had a two-hour discussion in which the students raised those issues. JNUSU demanded that the hike should be reversed but I told them that the varsity has to follow some procedures before they take any decision. I informed them that I had come out with a notification to look into the hike…however, the JNUSU president and vice-president realised that I won’t change my mind so they called some students and refused to let me leave my office”.

A video released by JNU showed a tussle happening between students and security officials outside the dean’s office. Kadam alleged the students blocked the entrance to his office with a sofa.