JNU: KANHAIYA-UMAR’s PhD RUSTICATE, CASE OF RAISING UNPATRIOTIC SLOGANS IN JNU CAMPUS
After JNU’s Enquiry
In Jawaharlal Nehru University’s campus, on 9 Feb 2016, on raising unpatriotic slogans in favour of Afzal Guru’s hanging, Umar Khalid and Kanhaiya’s Ph.D rusticate. They also fine a charge of Rs.10,000. In connection with this incident, Umar Khalid said that they would “challenge the order” in court.
He said, they completely refuse this order that has come from the JNU panel. It is a prejudice, fixed and politically favored judgment. JNU Vice Chancellor in 2016 made a four member panel to hear the problems of the students but this four member panel found guilty in doing unauthentical and political issues. In related to an incident on campus two years ago, Umar Khalid and Kanhaiya suspend for one semester. Now, panel decides to uphold the fine and rustication.
The third member of the panel leave JNU in 2017, after completing his Ph.D. Kanhaiya is a 4th year student of PhD while Umar had one year extension in PhD.
Reports related to 2016 Incident
On Feb 9, 2016 there was an event hold in university campus in connection with the 2001 parliament attack inmate Afzal Guru. There was proclamation that unpatriotic slogans were raised at that event. The four member panel found guilty in that incident. In which Kumar, Khalid and Bhattacharya were arrested and later they released on bail in a provocation case. 21 students were slapped with punishment because they found guilty in indiscipline ranging.
for which they were
Against this, the students had appealed in high court which stayed punishment against them and decided to wait for the decision of the campus authority. It couldn’t be clear whether the punishment was upheld by the authorities or it might be increased or decreased. But rumors are there that the punishment of 19 students had decreased.
JNU panel decides to uphold the two semester rustication punishment of Kanhaiya and Khalid. The first report of the committee made this decision. Further, the second report reveals that the JNU panel decides to suspend the PhD degree of both Kanhaiya and Khalid. At last, they both have to submit their theses by the end of this month. But it may also happen, that university panel refuse to submit their these due to their suspension.
By- Anjali Chauhan