Published On : Thu, Jun 16th, 2016

Feb 9 event: JNU forms panel to hear appeals of penalised students

Kanhaiya Kumar
New Delhi/Nagpur:
A month after the Delhi high court stayed the punishment to Jawaharlal Nehru University students in connection with the controversial February 9 event, the university today formed a four-member committee to hear appeals of those who had been found guilty of indiscipline by the varsity probe panel.

‘The vice chancellor has formed a committee to assist him in his capacity as the appellate authority to hear the appeals from students who had been found guilty by the High Level Enquiry Committee of violating various university rules during the February 9 incident on campus,’ an official statement said.

JNU was at the centre of a controversy in February this year because of an event on campus against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru at which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

Three students including the Students’ Union chief 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.