JNU Seeks Advice on 'Guilty' Students

A committee probing students’ involvement in the affair found 21 students guilty of violating varsity norms, discipline.

Published: 04th April 2016 05:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th April 2016 05:07 AM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: The chief proctor’s office at the Jawaharlal Nehru University is seeking legal opinion on the quantum of punishment to be given to 21 students in connection with an allegedly anti-national event that took place on the campus on February 9 where Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was allegedly praised as a martyr.

A high-level university committee probing the students’ involvement in the affair had found 21 students “guilty of violating university norms and discipline rules”. They were issued showcause notices on March 14 asking why disciplinary action should not be initiated against them. Meanwhile, a Delhi court denied the plea of former Delhi University lecturer SAR Gilani — arrested and released on bail in a sedition case related to an incident where he allegedly praised Afzal Guru —  asking that his mobile, seized by police, be returned to him.

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