Students Found Guilty to be Debarred From Academic Activities, JNU Enquiry Committee

Kanhaiya Kumar was granted bail in a sedition case over the event; Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya are still in custody.

Published: 14th March 2016 09:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th March 2016 09:16 PM   |  A+A-


JNU students celebrate after JNU student union president Kanahiya kumar got bail from Delhi High Court in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Express photo | Shekhar Yadav)

NEW DELHI: The High level inquiry committee constituted by JNU VC to enquire into February 9 incident has submitted the report on Monday. 

As per the report the five member committee unanimously found that some students violated the university’s rules and norms.

According to the administration JNU’s Chief Proctor A.P .Dimri will issue show cause notices to students who have been found violating the rules and norms of University on 9th of last month. There are standard provisions in University rules to take action in such cases.

The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad(ABVP) welcomed the decision, JNUSU Joint Secretary and the only ABVP member Saurabh Sharma said "I would request the administration to put the findings of the committee in the public domain and there should be an immediate action on this offense."  

The initial three member panel was constituted on February 10 by the university, a day after an event to protest the hanging of the Parliament attack convict on his third death anniversary was held during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

The Enquiry Committee comprises of Professors Rakesh Bhatnagar, Himadri Bohidar and Suman K Dhar initially, two days later on February 12th the committee submitted a preliminary report and recommended that eight students who took part in a pro Afzal Guru protest should be debarred from academic activities.    

Kanhaiya Kumar along with seven others was suspended. After protest from JNU Teachers Union and JNU Student Union, the administration decided to “co-opt” two more members –Ummu Salma Bawa and GJV Prasad in the committee.

Kanhaiya Kumar was granted bail in a sedition case over the event; Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya are still in custody.


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