JNU Executive Council To Discuss Granting Approval To Course On Counter-Terrorism On September 2


The course was authorized by the Academic Council of the college earlier this month. The course, proposed to be provided to dual-degree engineering college students, might be optionally available.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Executive Council will focus on granting approval to a course on counter-terrorism at its assembly on September 2. A bit of JNU academics and college students has objected to the introduction of the course, alleging it states that ‘jihadi terrorism’ is the one type of ‘fundamentalist-religious terrorism’.

The course, titled ‘Counter-Terrorism, Asymmetric Conflicts, and Strategies for Cooperation amongst Major Powers’, additionally asserts that Communist regimes within the Soviet Union and China have been the state-sponsors of terrorism that influenced radical Islamic states, in response to them.

The course was authorized by the Academic Council of the college earlier this month. The course, proposed to be provided to dual-degree engineering college students, might be optionally available.

JNU Teachers’ Association secretary Moushumi Basu stated, “There is an EC meeting on September 2 and this will come up for approval.

A few years back, they (the university administration) had tried to do the same and the Delhi Minorities Commission had objected to it and it was withdrawn. Such a course should not be taught and should be withdrawn. It’s problematic,” She stated the course gave “a simplistic view” on the subject.

According to her, some members objected to the course within the Academic Council assembly however they weren’t allowed to articulate their views.

JNU Students’ Union common secretary Satish Chandra Yadav stated, “Students need to return to the campus and the college ought to work on bringing college students again. Many college students are dropping out. The college ought to first take into consideration extra urgent points quite than concentrate on bringing such programs.

(PTI)




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