<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Jamia Milia Islamia on Friday reportedly barred its students from organising a lecture on demonetization in the campus, saying “they don’t want to turn Jamia into JNU”, following which the agitated students organised the lecture at the varsity’s main gate. Students claimed that they had sought the proctor’s permission for the event.”We had approached the proctor on Wednesday, seeking permission to organise a lecture on demonetization in the open areas of the sociology department on Thursday. The next day, they asked us to reschedule the lecture,” said a student.On Thursday, the varsity administration gave a nod for the lecture but directed the students to hold the event inside the auditorium, saying they didn’t want to turn Jamia into JNU.On Friday morning, the students claimed, they were denied the permission to hold the lecture altogether. “We were made to sit in proctor’s office for more than 3 hours but the proctor didn’t turn up. We were not given any reason for this denial,”a student saidDelhi University professor Radhika Menon, who was the speaker at the event, claimed that she wasn’t even allowed to enter the campus. “Universities should provide open spaces for debates and discussions. I don’t understand why Jamia did not allow a lecture on a topic that is affecting so many people,” she said.The university administration, however, denied all allegations and said no one sought any permission from the proctor.”Some students are trying to create propaganda out of nothing. We did not receive any written application from the organisers. There is a process for assigning university spaces for events. We can’t allow anyone randomly coming to our campus to deliver lectures or seminars,” Jamia PRO Saima Saeed said.

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Jamia didn’t allow lecture on demonetization: Students