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HC puts on hold JNU’s disciplinary action against Kanhaiya and other students

New Delhi: In a major relief to Kanhaiya Kumar and other students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), the High Court today put on hold the disciplinary actions that were to be taken against them by

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Published on: May 13, 2016 17:51 IST
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New Delhi: In a major relief to Kanhaiya Kumar and other students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), the High Court today put on hold the disciplinary actions that were to be taken against them by the varsity.

The court has stayed the disciplinary action against JNUSU president Kanhaiya and others till their appeal against University order is decided by appellate authority.

Kanhaiya, along with eight other students today approached the Delhi High Court challenging varsity's disciplinary action against them.

Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya moved the court earlier this week against their rustication.

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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.

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