Delhi High Court has stayed all disciplinary action against JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and others, reported ANI.
News agency PTI reported that the HC had put on hold JNU’s disciplinary action against Kanhaiya and others till their appeal against University order was decided by appellate authority.
These students have been on indefinite hunger strike for last 15 days protesting against the disciplinary action against students by the JNU administration.
Earlier on Friday, the Delhi HC had asked JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar to call off the hunger strike by the students. The court had told Kanhaiya Kumar that it was ready to hear his and other students plea over fine imposed by JNU, only if they ended the hunger strike.
Kanhaiya and others had filed plea in Delhi HC against the action taken by JNU (fine imposed on Kanhaiya & rustication of few students).
The JNU last month had rusticated Umar Khalid and two other students for varying duration and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Kanhaiya Kumar in connection with the February 9 event on the campus against Afzal Guru’s hanging.
Umar was rusticated for one semester, another student leader 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.
JNU students union president Kanhaiya, Umar and Anirban were arrested on charges of sedition in February in connection with the controversial event and are out on bail. Their arrest had triggered widespread protests.