It’s a battle for all of us: Two nights with the JNU hunger strikers at Freedom Square

Harsh Mander writes in The Scroll:

On the wall is a painting of a beaming Rohith Vemula. Below his face is a poignant engraving: 1989-Forever. Under the painting on the floor are sprawled around 20 mattresses, on which groups of students sit in clusters, work on their laptops, or stretch out listlessly. The days are […]

Alumni, Teachers Show Solidarity as Hunger Strike at JNU Continues | The Wire

On the tenth day of the indefinite hunger strike by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students against the punishments meted out by the High Level Enquiry Committee (HLEC) report, alumni and teachers joined the students to show solidarity and also protest on the actions of the administration.

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Crime and punishment: Why the entire JNU administration now faces a crisis of credibility

Ayesha Kidwai writes:

The extremely obstinate, vengeful and motivated enquiry proceedings and disciplinary action have perverted university procedures and institutions.

Source: Crime and punishment: Why the entire JNU administration now faces a crisis of credibility

JNU report sent to cops

The full HLEC Report is available to everyone except the accused.

The Telegraph reports: “JNU has sent its probe report on the February 9 event commemorating Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s execution to Delhi police’s anti-terror wing that is investigating the sedition case against Kanhaiya Kumar and others.”

 

The Telegraph: JNU report sent to […]

JNU sedition row: Kanhaiya, friends burn probe report, threaten stir | delhi | Hindustan Times

Another standoff is in the making at Jawaharlal Nehru University, with students refusing to vacate hostels or pay fines slapped on them for flouting norms while hosting an event that set off campus unrest and a political storm.

Source: JNU sedition row: Kanhaiya, friends burn probe report, threaten stir | delhi | Hindustan Times

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Judge finds gaps in JNU inquiry

A former chief justice of the Delhi and Madras high courts today conducted a public hearing on the Afzal Guru event that has led to sedition cases being slapped on three students of Jawaharlal Nehru University.

After hearing submission of facts of the case from documents and reports of investigations – by police, the New […]

JNU Should Have Provided Evidences To Students: Justice AP Shah

JNU’s high-level enquiry committee probing the controversial Afzal Guru event, should have briefed the students about specific charges against them and also provide them evidences before issuing them show-cause notices, observed Justice (Retd) AP Shah, former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.

JNU Should Have Provided Evidences To Students: Justice AP Shah

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Public Panel on JNU’s High-level Enquiry Committee

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JNUTA to Hold ‘Public Hearing’ on Afzal Guru Row Probe Panel – The New Indian Express

JNUTA to Hold ‘Public Hearing’ on Afzal Guru Row Probe Panel – The New Indian Express

JNUTA to hold ‘public hearing’ on Afzal Guru event probe report – The Hindu

“The panel will present its views on three major questions — can the ‘high level’ enquiry (HLE) process initiated and conducted by the university administration be considered a proper enquiry with reference to the established norms and procedures of the varsity and the objective of seeking the truth?,” said Bikramaditya Choudhury, General Secretary, JNU Teachers’ […]

Why was I suspended for so long, asks JNU’s Aishwarya Adhikari – The Hindu

Pursuing her Masters in International Relations from JNU, Aishwarya Adhikari was one of the eight students who were academically debarred by the high-level inquiry committee that looked into the February 9 event on the campus.

Why was I suspended for so long, asks JNU’s Aishwarya Adhikari – The Hindu

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High-level enquiry committee report: JNU chairpersons sign statements vouching for conduct of named students | The Indian Express

The statement also says that from the “available section of the enquiry report” it seems that “whatever transpired does not constitute a major act of indiscipline”.

High-level enquiry committee report: JNU chairpersons sign statements vouching for conduct of named students | The Indian Express

No Details of Action Taken JNU Report: Kanhaiya Kumar – TheQuint

JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar said that students served show-cause notice, have been given an extended deadline.

No Details of Action Taken JNU Report: Kanhaiya Kumar – TheQuint

Faculty, students punch holes in JNU inquiry report – The Hindu

The report by the high-level inquiry committee on the February 9 Afzal Guru event on the campus is based entirely on eyewitness accounts and document trails since none of the eight debarred students deposed in front of the panel.

Report doesn’t mention names of all 21 students issued show-cause notices; it is also unclear on […]

Not given details of charges against students: JNU deans | The Indian Express

In their letter to the VC, the five Deans write, “we were not provided any details on what charges were being made against individual students and what the punishments recommended are in each case.”

Not given details of charges against students: JNU deans | The Indian Express

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Report of the JNU High Level Enquiry

The JNU High Level Enquiry Committee submitted its report. Part of the report has become available in the public domain and can be seen here.

JNU panel revokes Kanhaiya Kumar’s suspension, submits report on Afzal Guru protest | The Indian Express

The JNU today revoked the academic suspension of eight students including its students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar in connection with the controversial event at its campus to protest the hanging of Afzal Guru.

JNU panel revokes Kanhaiya Kumar’s suspension, submits report on Afzal Guru protest | The Indian Express

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JNU Revokes Suspension of Kanhaiya, Umar and Six Others – TheQuint

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) revoked the academic suspension of eight students including its students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khaled.

JNU Revokes Suspension of Kanhaiya, Umar and Six Others – TheQuint

Course of JNU inquiry panel changes to ‘document trail’ – The Hindu

After the eight students — debarred by the high-level inquiry committee formed to look into the February 9 incident in JNU — refused to depose, the course of the investigation has now changed to “document trail”

“There is a letter that says permission was given to students by the administration but there is no letter […]

Registrar says he met Kanhaiya on Feb. 9, but student leader denies even calling him – OTHER STATES – The Hindu

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Registrar Bhupinder Zutshi in his deposition before the high-level inquiry committee claimed that students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar “opposed” the cancellation of the February 9 event, Mr. Kanhaiya has said that he had no discussion like that with the Registrar.

“I was in my hostel all day on February 9. I […]