India, New Delhi: Yesterday, Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) rusticated Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and Mujeeb Gattoo for varying duration and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Kanhaiya Kumar in connection with the Feb 9 event on the campus against Afzal Guru’s hanging. While, Umar was rusticated for one semester, Anirban Bhattacharya till July 15 and Mujeeb Gattoo for two semesters.
As per decision, Bhattacharya has been barred from pursuing any course in JNU for next 5 years. Khalid has also been slapped with a fine of Rs 20,000. Reacting to the disciplinary action, JNUSU vice-president Shehla Rashid said, “We completely reject this farcical enquiry report, as it is based on sheer vendetta and a biased enquiry. These are all innocent students, coming from extremely humble and underprivileged backgrounds. They are all dedicated activists and this is a conspiracy to crush anti-Modi voices. “Not only will we not remain silent against this anti-people government, we will also challenge this sham of a report.