Safoora Zargar: Latest development from Jamia
Days after cancelling MPhil admission of activist Safoora Zargar, reports have surfaced that Jamia Millia Islamia has banned her from entering the university campus.
“It has been observed that Safoora Zargar (ex student) has been involved in organising agitations, protests and marches on the campus against the irrelevant and objectionable issues to disturb the peaceful academic environment with few students who are mostly outsiders. She is instigating innocent students of the University and trying to use the University platform for her malafide political agenda along with some other students. Further, she is hampering the normal functioning of the institution. In view of above, the Competent Authority, for maintaining peaceful academic environment across the campus, has approved campus on ex-student Safoora Zargar with immediate effect,” the office order read.
Safoora was booked under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, or the UAPA, in April 2020 in connection with the Delhi riots. She is out on bail since June 2020. Several students groups in Jamia had come out in support of the activist after the university cancelled her admission citing her progress unsatisfactory.
“Her progress report by the supervisor was unsatisfactory. The scholar did not apply for extension as a woman scholar before the expiry of stipulated maximum period,” the university had said in a statement.
Safoora was enrolled with the Department of Sociology in the integrated MPhil/PhD programme.