Jamia sets up feeding spots on campus for stray animals
All the contractors running canteens and food stalls inside Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia have been sent special directions from the university administration. The release from the administration instructed them to serve food regularly to the stray animals living on the campus. The administration of the university has also set up designated "animal feeding spots" marked around the refreshment stalls and canteens.
Here's all you need to know about it
As per reports, the Chief Proctor's office has released new guidelines to the contractors to serve the stray animals nutritious and fresh food at these designated feeding areas daily, also on holidays. The notice also adds that the campus is home to numerous domesticated animals and "students and staff take care of their food and medical needs, as an expression of their affection."
Here's what the notice said
"The University campus is the habitat of many domesticated animals such as dogs and cats." "However, it is the need of the day that the canteens and kiosks inside the campus also play their active role in the care of these animals," the notice reads.
Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar's decision
"The university campus is the habitat of many domesticated animals, and this move will ensure that the animal receives food on a daily basis," reported news agency PTI. As per a Jamia official, "the initiative has been taken by Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar." According to reports, there are a total of ten such canteens all over the university campus.
Shooting incident at Jamia
In September, the university's name was in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons after a student was shot by another student at Delhi's Holy Family Hospital. The incident was reportedly a spillover of a fight that broke out at the university earlier. The student received a scalp injury, and police also filed a case against the accused.
Details of the incident
The police were informed about a brawl at the university grounds at 8:50 pm on September 27, which allegedly happened between two student groups at the library. During the clash, 26-year-old Noman Chaudhary sustained a blunt injury on his head and was rushed to the Holy Family Hospital for treatment. Fellow student Nauman Ali and a few of his associates also accompanied him.