Didn't block access to admin block: JNUSU to HC
New Delhi: Office bearers of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) told the Delhi High Court that they have not violated its order on holding protests in the varsity as they did not block access to the administrative block.
They also submitted before the high court that its August last year direction to not hold protests within 100 metres of the admin block should not be viewed technically as the spirit of the direction was to prevent obstruction of any access to the building.
The submissions were made before Justice V K Rao who is hearing a plea moved by the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) seeking contempt action against the JNUSU office bearers for holding protests within 100 metres of the administrative block.
The varsity in its petition, moved through central government standing counsel Monika Arora and advocate Kushal Sharma, has contended that the office bearers have violated the high court's August 9, 2017 direction.