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'JNU spent Rs 13L to host spiritual gurus'

JNU spent Rs 13L to host spiritual gurus

NEW DELHI: The JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) has called for a two-day strike to protest against the varsity for allegedly spending nearly Rs 13 lakh to host spiritual gurus Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Sadhguru. The students' body claimed that JNU's vice-chancellor had denied registration to a visually challenged student of the Centre for Japanese Studies, Munesh, who was failed due to lack of facilities as the varsity faced a paucity of funds.

However, the VC has spent nearly Rs 13 lakh to host babas like Sadhguru and Sri Sri, the JNUSU alleged in a statement.

It has called for a two-day strike on January 8 and 9 against "financial corruption" by the VC and his cronies.

"JNU VC spent nearly Rs 87,000 alone on flight tickets for Sri Sri for a programme hosted by the varsity administration. The administration spent Rs 2.3 lakh on Sri Sri's programme and Rs 1.19 lakh for hosting Sadhguru in JNU under the budget head "Annual Day Celebration"," the JNUSU claimed.

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