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Delhi HC sets aside penalty imposed on Kanhaiya by JNU

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High Court today set aside an order of University's appellate authority imposing a penalty on its former students union in connection with a 2016 incident in which alleged anti-slogans were raised at an event.

Justice said the JNU office's order was "unsustainable on innumerable counts" after which the for the varsity submitted that they are recalling the decision.

The court remanded the matter back to the appellate authority to conduct de novo proceedings in accordance with law.

Kumar had moved the high court on July 17 seeking direction to quash the office order of July 4 passed by JNU through the proctor.

He was held guilty for doing an act in violation of discipline and conduct and the fine was imposed on him.

The Rs 10,000 fine was imposed on Kumar by the appellate authority in connection with the incident in which slogans were allegedly raised at the event relating to Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's hanging.

On February 9, 2016, a poetry event was held at JNU in connection with the third anniversary of Guru's hanging for his role in the attack on Parliament on December 13, 2001.

A high-level panel of JNU had recommended that another student, Umar Khalid, be rusticated in connection with the incident. Besides, financial penalty was imposed on 13 other students for violation of disciplinary norms.

On July 5, the university had revealed that the appellate authority upheld the decision against Khalid and Kumar and in some cases the penalty has been reduced.

Kumar, Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, were arrested in February 2016 on charges of sedition in connection with the controversial event and now are out on bail.

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First Published: Fri, July 20 2018. 18:00 IST
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