The Student Juridical Association (SJA) of NUJS would like to clarify a few points regarding the two articles that were published in the Times of India recently.
1. Invitation to Constitutional functionaries comes from the University administration as a matter of custom. The Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal has visited our University on more than one occasion. Every time, the invitation was sent through the University administration. The apparent “invitation”, as mentioned in the article dated 10th January, 2020, did not come in furtherance of any invitation from the University administration.
2. NUJS has recognised the Student Juridical Association (SJA) as the officially recognised student body of the University. Any statement made by any person other than the representative of the SJA cannot be attributed to the entire student body of the University.
3. There was no consultation with the University regarding the withdrawal of the “invitation”. As a vibrant student body, it is an intrinsic part of our culture to have healthy discourse, present our views, and negotiate our differences internally.
4. In the article dated 11th January 2020, it is stated that the 45 people who expressed their discomfort with the Hon’ble Governor visiting the University are also a part of the Organising Committee of the Model United Nations Conference. However, this is patently false.
5. The picture that is used is not related to the issue and was published without consent. Response to Times of India
We hope that the inaccuracies shall be rectified.