New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday set aside Jawaharlal Nehru University’s (JNU) decision to penalise Kanhaiya Kumar for breach of discipline.
The court called the JNU’s order against Kanhaiya “illegal, irrational and irregular,” and asked the University to take a decision on the matter after a proper hearing.
On July 5, a high-level inquiry committee of JNU had imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Kanhaiya for allegedly raising anti-national slogans inside the college premises in February 2016.
The slogans were allegedly raised at the event relating to Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s hanging.
Kanhaiya, a member of the Communist Party of India’s student’s wing, was then president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union.
The five-member panel had also imposed a financial penalty on 13 other JNU students for violation of disciplinary norms. (ANI)