New Delhi, Feb. 17 (ANI): Amid outcry over the arrest of JNU students ‘ union president Kanhaiya Kumar on charges of sedition and criminal conspiracy, the varsity on Wednesday said that they do not want any ‘outside interference’ as they are capable of solving internal matters on their own.
JNU vice chancellor Jagadish Kumar, refrained from commenting on whether the police action in this regard was right, but said that the cops must get ample time to study the evidence and come out with recommendations.
“It is for the police to decide. Let them look at the available evidence and come out with recommendations. Let them get free space to work on this,” Kumar said during a press conference.
Another JNU faculty echoing similar sentiments said that the varsity does not
need any outside interference.
“We appeal to all the parties to leave the internal matters with us. We can solve this matter internally,” said another.
Kumar was arrested last week for holding an event in the varsity campus during which anti-India slogans were allegedly raised.
The Supreme Court will hear the JNU row and Patiala House violence on February 22.
Earlier, hearing the matter the apex court condemned Monday’s attack on journalists in the Patiala House Court complex in connection with the JNU row.
Whatever has happened is condemnable and not appreciated, the court said, adding that the issue of security in the court premises has to be looked into.
The apex court also directed Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi to ensure adequate security to the JNU students’ union president.
In an interim order on a petition relating to the JNU row, the court said there will be restricted entry of people in the court room during the proceedings relating to the remand of Kanhaiya whose extended police custody of two days is expiring today.
The court said, only five journalists, five lawyers, two students and two faculty members of the university, along with one investigating officer besides two family members of the accused would be allowed. (ANI)