More students move HC against JNU's disciplinary action
New Delhi: Close on the heels of two Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students challenging their rustication from the university, eight more, including JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar, today approached the Delhi High Court challenging the varsity's disciplinary action against them.
Apart from Kanhaiya, the others who have challenged the order of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) against them are Ashwati A Nair, Aishwariya Adhikari, Komal Mohite, Chintu Kumari, Anwesha Chakraborty and two others.
Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya moved the court earlier this week against their rustication. Umar has also been slapped with a fine of Rs 20,000, while Anirban has been barred from JNU campus for five years from July 23.
Kanhaiya who, along with Anirban and Umar, was accused of sedition for the controversial event of February 9, was slapped with a fine of Rs 10,000 by the varsity.
Varying actions, ranging from rustication, debarment from the varsity and fines, were taken against them and several other students based on a high-level enquiry committee's (HLEC) report regarding the controversial incident that had occurred on February 9 at JNU.
The court of Justice Manmohan had on May 12 issued notice to JNU and sought its response on the pleas of Anirban and Umar challenging their rustication.
The court had also taken on record JNU's statement that the date for deposit of fine in Umar's case would be extended till May 30, the next date of hearing.
The judge had, however, refused to pass any interim order staying the varsity's decision saying he first has to see the entire record of what had transpired.
The fresh batch of petitions have been moved by the students challenging the fines imposed on them by JNU.