Jamia Millia Islamia has banned the entry of Saforra Zargar days after cancelling her admission to M Phill.
Jamia students along the Ms Zargar have been protesting against her admission cancellation since August 22 when Safoora’s admission was cancelled by the varsity administration citing an “unsatisfactory” progress report.
In an order issued on September 14, the Jamia administration said, “It has been observed that Ms Safoora Zargar (ex-student) has been involved in organizing agitations, protests and marches on the campus against the irrelevant and objectionable issues to disturb the peaceful academic environment with few students who are mostly outsiders. She is instigating innocent students of the University and trying to use the University platform for her malafide political agenda along with some other students. Further, she is hampering the normal functioning of the institution. In view of the above, the Competent Authority, for maintaining a peaceful academic environment across the Campus, has approved the Campus Ban on ex-student Ms Safoora Zargar with immediate effect.”
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Also, the university proctor has warned students in a separate notice that the participation of students in the protest in favour of Safoora “is a gross violation of Jamia’s rules and regulations, and viewed separately by the Jamia authorities. Therefore, you are hereby directed to explain in writing why disciplinary action should not be taken against you.”
According to a report by The Quint, the dean of the department of the social sciences at JMI said, “Safoora Zargar was given ample chances to not have her admission cancelled by the Board of Education, she did nothing about it. She could have taken many routes, we gave her an extension of one whole semester and still, her work was not considered satisfactory by the supervisor. We can’t do anything about that. She had the option to take a maternity leave as well, but she didn’t do that either.”