Students have been warned not to indulge in such an activity again. A deadline of 10 days has also been set for paying the fine, failing which more stringent action would be taken. The Chief Proctor of the varsity was not available for comments.
To penalise the students, the order invoked a clause in Jawaharlal Nehru University rules that deals with any act that may be considered by the vice-chancellor or any other competent authority to be violation of discipline and conduct.
One of the students, former JNUSU general secretary Satarupa Chakraborty, who was slapped a fine of Rs 10,000, was also found guilty for holding a protest demonstration and slogan shouting in the vice-chancellor's office on the same day before cooking 'Biriyani'. On June 27, the students' union president Mohit Kumar Pandey and general secretary Chakraborty went to the VC to put forth of students' issues and refused to leave till the VC hear them out.
"Does a university proctor office run to monitor who cooks and eats Biryani in a residential campus like the JNU where such activities are well-cherished practice, part of the culture and helped build up a community bonding among students coming from all across the country," Chakraborty told.