JNU row: VC sets up fresh panel to hear students’ appeal

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New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Jawaharlal Nehru University Vice Chancellor M. Jagdeesh Kumar on Thursday set up a four member committee to assist him to hear the appeals of the students found guilty by the High Level Enquiry Committee for the February 9 incident in the campus.

“The Vice Chancellor has formed a committee to assist him in his capacity as the appellate authority to hear the appeals from students who had been found guilty by the HLEC of violating various university rules during the 9th February, 2016 incident in the campus,” said a varsity statement.

Professor Vibha Tandon of Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, Professor Priyadarsi Mukherji of Centre for Chinese and South East Asian Studies, Assistant Professor Krishnendra Meena of Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament (CIPOD) and Assistant Professor M. Qutbuddin of Centre of Arabic and African Studies are the members of this committee.

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According to sources, all the students deposed before the Vice Chancellor and the committee on the incident. The JNU Teachers Association was not informed about the formation of a new committee.

Anti-national slogans were raised at an event held on the JNU campus on February 9 to commemorate executed parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, following which JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were arrested on sedition charges.



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