At JNU, a Tale of Two Enquiries and Accusations of Hypocrisy 

Kanhiaya Kumar has been fined, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya rusticated. Their “punishment”, which students and teachers are protesting, even going on an indefinite hunger strike, is based on the findings of an internal JNU High Level Enquiry Committee (HLEC) report submitted on 11 March. The report has been public for some time now.

A few months before the 9 February incident involving the alleged chanting of purportedly ‘anti-national’ slogans, another HLEC was formed to investigate a controversial matter. A Christian faculty member and warden of Jhelum hostel was accused by students of hurting their religious sentiments, sexual harassment and verbal abuse while trying to stop a birthday havan on 21 November 2015.

The lethargy in acting on one report and alacrity in implementing the other are not an innocent coincidence, for the JNU Teachers Association as well as some students.

Source: At JNU, a Tale of Two Enquiries and Accusations of Hypocrisy 

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