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Delhi HC Stays Disciplinary Action Against Kanhaiya Kumar

The Delhi High Courts has stayed the disciplinary action against Kanhaiya Kumar.

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Jawharlal Nehru University Student’s Union (JNUSU) President Kanhaiya Kumar (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
  • Delhi HC asked JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar to end his indefinite hunger strike immediately. The court added that it would hear the students’ petitions, challenging JNU’s disciplinary action, only if the 16-day agitation ends.
  • Kanhaiya’s lawyers told the court that students will end the strike, provided JNU administration assure no action against them. JNU admin counsel was asked to explain the varsity’s position on the matter.
  • On Friday, Delhi HC stayed all disciplinary actions against Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and other students.
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JNU students during the hunger strike. (Photo: JNUSU President Media Group)
JNU students during the hunger strike. (Photo: JNUSU President Media Group)
  • Apart from Kanhaiya, Ashwati A Nair, Aishwariya Adhikari, Komal Mohite, Chintu Kumari, Anwesha Chakraborty and two others had challenged the JNU order.
  • Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya moved the court earlier this week against their rustication. Kanhaiya was slapped with a fine of Rs 10,000 by the varsity, Umar was fined Rs 20,000, and Anirban was barred from the JNU campus for five years, beginning 23 July.
  • Simultaneously, a Delhi police special cell team arrested Amit Jani, chief of Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena who threatened to kill Kanhaiya, from South Delhi’s Greater Kailash Area on 12 May.

(With inputs from ANI)

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