It was quite shocking that a bunch of JNU faculty members resorted to the same cliched arguments against reservations at the faculty level -- especially at the full professor level.
That was two weeks ago.
Now, in a welcome move, quite a few of them have backtracked from their earlier stand.
As for the official stand, this is what the Vice-Chancellor B.B. Bhattacharya had to say:
... [T]he university was in the process of furnishing its response to the query. “We have to first get a clarification on whether reservations in the academic faculty is a law; if so, we won’t go against it.”
While this seems to me like a strange thing to say, I hope he finds the time to figure out the right thing to do, and do it.