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JU students stage protest, demand election in Feb

 M Post Bureau |  2016-01-08 00:48:35.0  |  Kolkata

A section of students at Jadavpur University on Thursday staged a protest inside the university campus demanding students’ election in February. The state government has, however, refused to accept JU’s appeal to hold its students’ election in February. 

Higher Education Department has asked the JU authorities not to hold students election in the same month since various board examinations are scheduled to take place. 

The security arrangements should be made to conduct the examinations, as a result of which it would be difficult for the government to provide security for the election. A senior official at the Higher Education Department said that a notice had been earlier issued to all the university and college authorities asking them not to hold students election in February because various board examinations will take place during that time. 

In its governing body meeting which was held on Wednesday, JU authorities decided to hold the students election on February 18. The governing body members of the university stated that they are ready to conduct the election if the government does not have any objection. 

The Higher Education Department has written a letter to the university on Thursday asking it not to conduct the election in February because of law and order issues. 

However, a section of JU students have demanded the election in the same month. They put up demonstration inside the university campus protesting against the government’s decision to postpone the election. 

A senior official of the Higher Education Department said election cannot be held in February as law and order issues may arise during that time. 

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