HC sets aside varsity action against JNU’S Kanhaiya and Umar
NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court on Thursday set aside the Jawaharlal Nehru University’s decision holding ex-students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others guilty of indiscipline in a controversial February 9 event last year.
The court remanded the issue back to the university asking it to take a fresh decision on the issue after allowing the students to inspect the records and hearing them.
The court further directed the appellate authority to pass a reasoned order within six weeks of hearing the students.
“...The order (of disciplinary action) is set aside and the matter is remanded back to the Appellate Authority with a direction to grant an opportunity of inspection to the petitioner, the record of the High Level Enquiry Committee for two continuous days during office hours only by notifying the date and time to the petitioner for the same,” the court said.
Last year the court had stayed
THE COURT’S ORDER CAME ON PLEAS FILED BY JNU STUDENTS CHALLENGING THE FINDINGS OF JNU’S APPELLATE AUTHORITY
the order of disciplinary action of JNU against the students.
The court’s order came on pleas filed by JNU students — Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and 11 others challenging the findings of the university’s appellate authority.
Appellate authority held them guilty of indiscipline in connection with the controversial February 9 event on campus in which “anti-india” slogans were allegedly raised.
The university had slapped the students with a number of punishments, including rustication, hostel debarment, and financial penalty on the basis of probe by the High Level Enquiry Committee.
Disciplinary action had been ordered against Kanhaiya Kumar and others for allegedly raising antiindia slogans last year.