Delhi High court stays varsity’s disciplinary action against Kanhaiya and others
The High Court of Delhi has stayed all the disciplinary actions taken against Students union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others by the Jawaharlal Nehru University administration. The High Court had asked the students earlier, to end their indefinite hunger strike, while considering the writ petitions filed by the students.
The court has considered their plea after the students responded affirmatively to the demand of the court.
Kanhaiya Kumar,Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya – along with other 19 students were facing disciplinary actions from the JNU administration for their alleged role in a controversial event organised on University campus on the day Afzal Guru was hanged
“We wanted this issue to be solved inside the university itself. But the VC and others made us drag this to the court. We were compelled to approach the judiciary to get the justice,” Umer Khalid told naradanews.com
Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid are facing charges of sedition for participating the event organised on the anniversary Afzal Guru’s hanging. The arrest of these students had triggered large scale protest the across the country. The students and opposition parties charged the central government of victimising those who question the ruling party’s version of nationalism .
Jawaharlal Nehru University took disciplinary action against these students after a committee appointed to inquire about their activities on 9 February. But the students say the committee did not hear them before recommending rustication and fine among other things