JNU row: ABVP seeks enquiry committee report released

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The ABVP on Saturday demanded an early release of the report of the high-level enquiry committee, probing the Jawaharlal Nehru University issue.

The committee was set up on February 11 to probe the matter related to “anti-India” sloganeering at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

“Why hasn’t the enquiry committee which was formed to look into the February 9 incident released its report yet? Is any group pressurising it? If a three-member committee was formed earlier then why was it expanded,” asked JNU Students Union (JNUSU) joint secretary and ABVP member Saurabh Sharma.

“The report was supposed to be released on March 3. It is now March 5 and the report hasn’t been released still. I demand from the vice chancellor that the report should be brought in the public domain as soon as possible,” Sharma said.

On February 9, a cultural event was organised at the JNU to commemorate the hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

During the event, anti-India slogans were allegedly raised, following which JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on February 12. He was released on an interim bail on Thursday for six months by the Delhi High Court on Wednesday.

He also said the ABVP, the student wing of the RSS, will gherao the Vasant Kunj (north) police station on March 7 and demand to identify all those students present in the event on February 9.

Sharma also accused the university teachers of providing shelter to the 10 students, who were part of the organising team of the February 9 event while they were away for 10 days when police were looking for people behind organising the event.

ABVP’s Delhi state secretary Saket Bahuguna said: “The JNU registrar himself has said that a video was recorded on the February 9. That video should be considered as the primary evidence for the investigation.”

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