HC sets aside var­sity ac­tion against JNU’S Kan­haiya and Umar

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - METRO - HT Cor­re­spon­dent htre­porters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

RAJ K RAJ/HT

Dis­ci­plinary ac­tion had been or­dered against Kan­haiya Ku­mar and oth­ers for al­legedly rais­ing anti­in­dia slo­gans last year.

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