JNU submits final report in alleged anti-national sloganeering by students

Three students including the JNU student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar were arrested in a sedition case over the event.

Published: 22nd August 2016 09:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2016 09:21 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The Jawaharlal Nehru University submitted its final report on Monday in the matter of alleged anti-national sloganeering by a group of students commemorating the memory of terrorist Afzal Guru.

"The Vice Chancellor put his mind to various dimensions of the concerned issue to come to a conclusion and has taken the final decision on the appeals made by the students. The authority after thorough analysis of each case, has issued the final report to be implemented by the Chief Proctor" an official statement said.

The varsity was at the centre of a controversy six months ago this because of an event campus against hanging of Parliament attack convict Guru at which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

Three students including the JNU student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar were arrested in a sedition case over the event and are now out on bail. 21 JNU students were slapped with varied punishments ranging from rustication, hostel debarment to financial penalty on basis of the probe by the HLEC which found them guilty of violation of discipline norms.

In protest students had gone on an indefinite hunger strike against the decision which lasted for 16 days. As the varsity refused to relent and withdraw the punitive action proposed against the students despite their failing health, some students moved the Delhi High Court challenging the action.

Following this, the High Court issued directions to JNUSU to immediately withdraw the hunger strike and to not launch any fresh agitation. It had stayed action against the students till their appeals have been decided by the appellate authority.

JNU had then formed a four-member committee to hear appeals of those who had been found guilty of indiscipline by the varsity probe panel.

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