NEW DELHI: It has come to light that JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, facing sedition charges, was fined by the university administration last year for allegedly “misbehaving with and threatening” a female student .
The incident allegedly occurred on June 10, 2015, when the student asked Kumar not to urinate in public on the campus. The woman, who now teaches at Delhi University, alleged that Kumar “misbehaved” with her and called her a “psychopath”. The JNU administration held a proctorial inquiry that found Kumar guilty. An October 16, 2015 order issued by then Chief Proctor Krishna Kumar said the Vice-Chancellor had taken a lenient view keeping his career prospects in mind. While an unsigned order of the Proctor was shared on social media by the woman, the administration confirmed that the letter was authentic and that Kumar was fined `3,000.
“Unzipping your private part in public and urinating on road. Are these your revolutionary tools to uphold a female’s dignity? I am shocked to see how a misogynist like Kanhaiya is being hailed as revolutionary,” she wrote online.
The AISF, to which Kumar belongs, said, “We do respect the girl’s right to criticise Kanhaiya but we want to reiterate he has always stood for gender justice. Also, when the incident took place, he was not the president of the union.
Outsider attacks him on campus
New Delhi: JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was allegedly attacked on the campus on Thursday by a youth believed to be an outsider. According to students and teachers present there, the attacker called Kumar for an interaction when he was attending the nationalism lecture at the varsity’s administration block. “Kanhaiya went to a corner to talk to him where the boy started abusing him and following the argument he slapped him. Many students and security guards then rushed to rescue him,” a pupil said.