JNUSU President Arrested; Admin Debars 8 Students From Academics

JNU Enquiry Committee debars 8 students from academics until inquiry in Afzal Guru incident concludes.

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JNU students at the controversial event. (Photo: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/reyaz.hashiya?fref=photo">Reyazul Haque’s Facebook Page</a>)

The president of the student union of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was booked by the Delhi police on Friday for the JNU fracas related to the 2013 hanging of Afzal Guru, the convict in the case of attack on Parliament in 2001.

Have registered case under 124 A & have arrested a person, also got his police remand.
BS Bassi, Commissioner, Delhi Police

The students of JNU had held an event in protest of Afzal Guru’s hanging, calling it a case of judicial killing. The slogans raised at the event was termed as “anti national” and will not be tolerated, Home Minsiter Rajnath Singh has said.

However, the protests have refused to die down as the students took to the streets near the campus on Friday night as well.

ABVP  students protesting outside the JNU campus in Delhi on the night of Friday, 12 February. (Photo Courtesy: ANI)
ABVP students protesting outside the JNU campus in Delhi on the night of Friday, 12 February. (Photo Courtesy: ANI)

Also read: JNU Orders Disciplinary Enquiry into Afzal Guru Event

The JNU administration has instituted a “disciplinary” enquiry as to how the event took place despite withdrawal of permission.

Enquiry Committee appointed by the VC recommends to debar 8 students from academic activities during pendency of enquiry. Enquiry Committee recommends that students be allowed to stay in their hostels as guests, during the period of the enquiry.
JNU Vice Chancellor’s Office

The event occurred despite varsity administration having cancelled the permission following a complaint by ABVP members, who termed the activity “anti-national”.

Also read: Union Ministers Slam “Anti-National” Slogans in JNU

Meanwhile, JNU Teachers Association expressed full support to those affected by police action in the JNU issue.

We stand with entire JNU community to maintain normalcy on our campus by immediately withdrawing police and releasing all those detained. We always stand for upholding constitution and are opposed to any unconstitutional activity in campus or outside.
Teachers Association, JNU
JNUTA representative speaking to media. (Photo Courtesy: ANI)
JNUTA representative speaking to media. (Photo Courtesy: ANI)
We strongly believe that current excessive police action is totally uncalled for and it has only aggravated the situation. This sentiment makes us express strong opposition to attempt to use law and police to suppress democratic dissent and conduct witch-hunt on campus.
Teachers Association, JNU

The case was registered on Thursday under Section of 124 A (sedition) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC against unknown persons at Vasant Kunj (North) Police station following complaints by BJP MP Maheish Girri and ABVP.

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