Criticising the move, newly elected JNUSU President Geeta Kumari said, "The JNUSU strongly condemns this attack on the autonomous character and democratic composition of GSCASH and replace it with the administration's handpicked nominated members. Such attempts to throttle the institution of GSCASH and subordinate it to administrative diktats will be robustly rebuffed. The JNUSU assures the student community that we will fight tooth and nail against any administrative attempts to undermine GSCASH."
Standing with JNUSU, JNU Teachers' Association (JNUTA) President Ayesha Kidwai said, "All the detailed provisions for manner and mode of inquiry, checks and balances, penalties, sensitization programmes, duties and responsibilities, made in the legal GSCASH Rules have been eliminated." "Substituting these rules with an institution-blind set of abstract regulations, which do not contain any concrete instructions for inquiry, penalty, sensitisation, is an attempt at erasure of the history of the JNU community's two decade long effort at furthering gender justice on this campus. The JNUTA will not allow this to happen," she added.
(With Inputs From PTI)