The ceiling collapses on a student of the Sabarmati Hostel at JNU; AISA shouts “criminal negligence” – Edexlive

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A second-year Bachelor of Arts student at Jawaharlal Nehru University School of Languages ​​had to go to Safdarjung Hospital after part of the ceiling of the Sabarmati Hostel on campus fell on his face. head. The incident reportedly happened around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 14.

Sources say the student has filed a medical-legal complaint (MLC) at the hospital and will also file a police complaint against the university administration. Edexlive contacted Sabarmati Hostel Senior Manager Prakash Sahoo to confirm the accident, to which he replied, “We cannot comment on this matter at this time.” The Sabarmati Hostel was also the center of the horrific attacks on students in January 2020.

Students from the All India Students Association (AISA) squarely blamed the university administration for its apathy towards the “ruinous conditions” of the hostel. “This is a clear case of criminal negligence on the part of the hostel keepers and the dean of students. We have repeatedly raised the issue of the dilapidated infrastructure of the hostel and the downfall caps with relevant authorities, but the JNU administrator tried to digress the issue in the name of lack of funds. Stop putting student lives at risk,” the student body said in a statement.


Linda G. Ibarra